Reference from Council, Thursday 19th October 2017 - Compulsory Licensing Scheme and Rent Control
Decision Maker: Cabinet, Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee considered Minute 438 of Cabinet held on 7th November 2017 which had been referred direct by Cabinet and also called in to Scrutiny, together with a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People), requesting consideration of the resolutions of Council (19th October 2017) regarding the introduction of a compulsory licensing scheme and rent controls on private sector landlords.
With regard to Resolution 1 of the Cabinet Minute, the Executive Councillor advised that the report to be considered by way of pre-Cabinet scrutiny is in the process of being drafted and will be brought to the next meeting of the Scrutiny Committee.
With regard to Resolution 2 of the Cabinet Minute the Committee received a copy of the draft letter which it is proposed to send to the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government in connection with rent controls on private sector landlords. The Executive Councillor agreed to amend the draft letter to clarify some of the figures and ensure the table was to scale.
That the following decisions of Cabinet be noted:-
“1. That the proposal to introduce a compulsory licensing scheme be referred to the Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee for consideration by way of pre- Cabinet scrutiny.
2. That the Deputy Chief Executive (People) be requested to write to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to ascertain the Government’s view on the introduction of rent controls on private sector landlords letting properties to tenants.”
Note: This is an Executive Function
Executive Councillor: Flewitt
Publication date: 05/12/2017
Date of decision: 30/11/2017
Decided at meeting: 30/11/2017 - Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee