VIDEO: Councillor questions landlord licensing

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A meeting of the full council last night (Monday) saw councillors debate the borough’s consultation over selective licensing for landlords.

Borough Coun Richard said that although he believed rogue landlords ‘should be brought into line and made to offer decent accommodation to tenants’, he thought the proposed scheme was ‘significantly flawed’.

He asked council leaders what hard data was available should a legal challenge be made in regards to the scheme.

Coun Mike Gilbert reminded the chamber that ‘the only decision that has been made by cabinet was to consult on the proposal’.

He said the council took its role seriously and had a genuine desire to hear from interested parties. He added that once the consultation was over the council would ‘fully evaluate’ everything that had been said.

This item was filmed, along with the rest of the meeting as part of an experiment by the Boston Standard.

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