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

 

Who's signing

Zara Riches
Ben Hunt
Melanie Seaton
Shahrul Azuan Jamlus
Ryan Sosiawan
Roba Alatawy
Yue Xiong
Izzy Gurbuz
Liam Hagan
alex Rakowski
Sarah Brown
Eleanor Cook
Esther Aiyelaagbe
Richard Collins
virgi sari
Nia Jones
Lehin Adenekan
Megan Robertson
Idris Ahmed
Andrew Yau
R Abed
Falk Morawitz
Creighton Connolly
James Riley
Jessica Benson
48 signatures

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  • Zara Riches
    signed 2017-02-03 16:54:55 +0000
  • Ben Hunt
    signed 2016-07-13 18:32:30 +0100
  • Melanie Seaton
    signed 2016-02-06 22:31:18 +0000
  • Shahrul Azuan Jamlus
    signed 2016-02-02 23:09:48 +0000
  • Ryan Sosiawan
    signed 2015-12-01 18:40:33 +0000
  • Roba Alatawy
    signed 2015-11-30 15:22:22 +0000
  • Yue Xiong
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-27 21:34:33 +0000
    Sign the petition: Selective Licensing Petition
  • Yue Xiong
    signed 2015-11-27 21:33:52 +0000
  • Izzy Gurbuz
    signed 2015-11-26 14:14:59 +0000
  • Liam Hagan
    signed 2015-11-26 14:09:52 +0000
  • alex Rakowski
    signed 2015-11-26 10:21:00 +0000
  • Sarah Brown
    signed 2015-11-26 01:08:30 +0000
  • Eleanor Cook
    signed 2015-11-25 16:07:32 +0000
  • Esther Aiyelaagbe
    signed 2015-11-25 15:45:24 +0000
  • Richard Collins
    signed 2015-11-25 11:59:26 +0000
  • virgi sari
    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!
  • Nia Jones
    signed 2015-11-25 08:58:44 +0000
  • Lehin Adenekan
    signed 2015-11-25 01:01:01 +0000
  • Megan Robertson
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 23:47:15 +0000
    Sign the petition: Selective Licensing Petition
  • Megan Robertson
    @meganjayneee tweeted link to this page. 2015-11-24 23:47:11 +0000
  • Megan Robertson
    signed 2015-11-24 23:46:10 +0000
  • Idris Ahmed
    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!
  • Andrew Yau
    signed 2015-11-24 17:36:34 +0000
  • R Abed
    signed 2015-11-24 17:22:33 +0000
  • Falk Morawitz
    signed 2015-11-24 16:54:00 +0000
  • Alice Owen
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 16:39:28 +0000
    Sign the petition: Selective Licensing Petition
  • Creighton Connolly
    signed 2015-11-24 16:04:51 +0000
  • James Riley
    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
    @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
  • Jessica Benson
    signed 2015-11-23 11:17:45 +0000