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ACORN North West region

ACORN North West region

ACORN's North West region contains the Branches and Groups Manchester, Liverpool, and Lancaster & Morecambe, as well as many other members in other towns and cities, all fighting campaigns on the issues that matter to them. Join in with an action near you so we can win.

We are stronger together.

ACORN's North West region contains the Branches and Groups Manchester, Liverpool, and Lancaster & Morecambe, as well as many other members in other towns and cities, all fighting campaigns on the issues that matter to them. Join in with an action near you so we can win.

We are stronger together.

Manchester City Council: License Landlords!

Manchester’s landlords aren’t up to scratch.

Mancunians deserve better housing standards and protection from unscrupulous landlords.

If you need a license to sell alcohol or to drive a taxi, you should need a license to let a house.

Landlord licensing already exists in Crumpsall, Old Moat, Moston, and Rusholme. As a result, housing standards in these areas have improved dramatically.

Manchester City Council is considering expansion of the ...

Manchester’s landlords aren’t up to scratch.

Mancunians deserve better housing standards and protection from unscrupulous landlords.

If you need a license to sell alcohol or to drive a taxi, you should need a license to let a house.

Landlord licensing already exists in Crumpsall, Old Moat, Moston, and Rusholme. As a result, housing standards in these areas have improved dramatically.

Manchester City Council is considering expansion of the scheme to parts of Clayton and Openshaw, Gorton and Abbey Hey, and Harpurhey, but the final decision hasn’t been made.

Sign our petition to show Manchester City Council your support for selective licensing.

 

 

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Dear Gavin White,

Mancunians deserve better housing standards.

Landlord licensing is proven to improve housing standards by requiring landlords to prove their property meets basic safety regulations. There’s no cost to the public, but the four pilot schemes across Manchester have already seen dramatic improvements for tenants.

1,681 privately rented homes already fall into selective licensing. Under the existing scheme, 403 of these required follow-up inspections and 282 received improvement works. Owners of 15 properties were fined a total of £72,599 for failing to comply with the scheme’s conditions.

Earlier this year, Manchester City Council held a consultation on the planned expansion of the selective licensing scheme. The council felt that responses were limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic preventing people from the opportunity to make an informed decision surrounding the proposition. Last month, MCC reopened the consultation, to seek public opinion on the introduction of new selective licensing schemes in Clayton and Openshaw, Gorton and Abbey Hey, and Harpurhey.

We support  expanding selective licensing and the benefits it has for our local community - we want Manchester City Council to use the full extent of its powers to improve conditions for renters in Manchester, and ask national government for permission to extend landlord licensing city wide.