Recently Cardiff County Council have released a press release about potentially increasing the HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) licensing scheme to the Plasnewydd and Gabalfa areas of Cardiff.
This has followed the additional licensing scheme by Cardiff County Council in July 2010.
The scheme gives the Council additional licensing powers to extend the scope of it’s HMO licensing to other descriptions of HMO in the areas covered, which means the standard of housing in the area will be improved as all properties have to be identified, inspected and have consistent standards.
The initial press release states that ‘people living in the Plasnewydd and Gabalfa wards are to be asked their opinion on whether all or part of those areas should be designated as a part of the HMO Licensing scheme.’
Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Judith Woodman, said: “The Council had been concerned about the impact of HMOs and student housing in Cathays and introduced a licensing scheme which along with other initiatives has had a significant and positive impact in the area. Due to this success, we are now looking at the possibility of extending the scheme to the Plasnewydd and Gabalfa wards.”
“The Council is determined that all residents in the capital, particularly students coming to study in Cardiff, are safe and live in high quality accommodation providing value for money. Should the scheme go ahead, I would encourage all landlords, tenants and residents to help the Council make it as much a success in the Plasnewydd and Gabalfa Wards as it has been in Cathays”
For further information contact the Private Sector Housing team on 029 2087 1762 or PrivateSectorHousing@cardiff.gov.uk
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