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Rented Housing: Private Sector

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have applied to introduce selective licensing of the private rented sector under the provisions contained within Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004. (243349)

The following local authorities have been granted departmental approval to operate selective licensing schemes under Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004.

Salford City Council

Middlesbrough Borough Council

Manchester City Council

Gateshead Borough Council

Sedgefield Borough Council

Bolton Borough Council and

Burnley Borough Council

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

District of Easington Council

The Department is also currently considering applications for selective licensing from Leeds City Council, Hartlepool Borough Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (second proposed designation).