Monday, 3 October 2011
Newham Council starts consultation on plans to license private landlords
If approved, the scheme in Newham could be up and running before next year's Olympic Games start in July. It would apply to one in three of all the borough's households, protecting an estimated 35,000 private tenancies.
The move comes shortly after the borough announced the creation of a task force to combat 'super sheds'. These are illegal ramshackle buildings built at the bottom of gardens which often house tenants living in appalling squalor. The council plans to use infra-red cameras and aerial photography to find the shanty-style homes - and ensure the landlords are brought to book.
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To take part in this consultation you have to live, work or own property within Newham. If you fall into any of these catagories you can express your views on Newham's Online Consultation