Manchester Generation Rent is supporting Manchester Community Groups and Students Union to launch a Selective Licensing Campaign.
The coalition of community groups and supporters is growing!
Join the campaign if you want to put an end to rented properties with the following issues:
- Pest infestations and fly-tipping
Most buy-to-let landlords aren't bothered but these issues are a public health hazard!
- Poorly Managed Properties
Absent landlords and 'unconcerned' letting agents aren't ensuring properties they rent out are fit for human habitation!
- Anti-social Behaviour
Obtrusive noise levels in residential areas, excessive littering, and street vandalism are associated with the high incidence of South Manchester homes under the ownership of absentee buy-to-let landlords. It's time they gave back to the communities they profit from letting in!
- Lack of Landlord or Agent Accountability
Rising rents and declining property standards will be better monitored, and the rise in fraudulent contracts and exploitative fees will be tackled.
So what will landlord licenses really do?
- Improve enforcement
- Reduce Tenant Exploitation
- BAN Landlords letting properties featuring:
- Category 1 Hazards
- Pest infestations
- Illegal Houses of Multiple Occupation (unlawful extensions, breaches of fire safety and consumer rights)
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
South Manchester: Fallowfield, Withington, Old Moat and Ladybarn
It’s already happening in Barton and Eccles.
Licensing WILL NOT increase rents, the licence fee is tiny at less than 96p per week.
License Fees fund the administration of the scheme, making it self-sustainable.
We need to ensure the Council hears more than just local landlords' objections
We want your stories of renting in Manchester – your experiences with landlords, the problems you've faced, the impact it's had on your life.
Let's show the government the reality of renting!
Tell Us Your Story or Join Our Campaign.