Selective Licensing Petition

South Manchester Tenants, Community Guardians, SEFRG and Manchester Student Unions have launched a Selective Licensing Campaign with Generation Rent.

The coalition of supporters is growing.

Rising rents and declining property standards will be monitored, and bought under control via a licensing scheme.

 So what will landlord licenses really do?

 

  • Improve enforcement
  • Reduce Tenant Exploitation
  • Banning Landlords letting properties featuring the following:
  1. Category 1 Hazards- Disrepair & Dangerous Living Conditions
  2. Pest infestations
  3. Overcrowding
  4. Illegal Houses of Multiple Occupation (unlawful extensions)

 

How?

Barring landlords with criminal convictions or a history of poor property management

Introducing basic requirements on gas, electrical and fire safety to qualify for license

This license lasts for 5 years and only fit & proper landlords qualify

Where?

South Manchester: Fallowfield, Withington, Old Moat and Ladybarn wards.

It’s already happening in Barton and Eccles.

Costs?

Licensing WILL NOT increase rents, the licence fee is tiny at less than 96p per week.

 

 For further information go here: https://twitter.com/SMCRLicensing

 Email here: smcrlicensing@gmail.com

 

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  • signed 2017-02-03 16:54:55 +0000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-27 21:34:33 +0000
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  • signed 2015-11-25 11:59:26 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-25 10:08:09 +0000
    Had rented both types of professional and student property in the past 1,5 years. I would say we pay higher for much less quality for student property. Plus, we had little room for negotiation and respect from both landlord and the letting agent just by being students. Definitely support this petition!
  • signed 2015-11-25 08:58:44 +0000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 23:47:15 +0000
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  • @meganjayneee tweeted link to this page. 2015-11-24 23:47:11 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-24 23:46:10 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-24 18:00:41 +0000
    I disliked my accommodation so much, I moved out 20 miles back home and commute ever day now!
  • signed 2015-11-24 17:36:34 +0000
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  • signed 2015-11-24 13:05:58 +0000
    I’m surprised this hasn’t already been done, commercial transparency reduces corruption and reduces the cost on the tenants.
  • @ManchesterSU tweeted link to this page. 2015-11-23 11:18:28 +0000
    I signed the Selective Licensing Petition for Manchester :) http://manchester.generationrent.org/licensing_mcr?recruiter_id=5778
  • signed 2015-11-23 11:17:45 +0000