London Borough of Croydon

Public Notice

LONDON BOROUGH OF CROYDON
DESIGNATION OF AN AREA FOR SELECTIVE LICENSING

Section 80, Housing Act 2004
Notice is hereby given that the London Borough of Croydon in exercise of its powers under section 80 of the Housing Act 2004 (“the Act”) has on the 16th day of March 2015 designated for selective licensing the area of the London Borough of Croydon as delineated and edged red on the Map at Annex A.

The designation shall be known as the London Borough of Croydon Designation of an Area for Selective Licensing 2015. The designation applies to any privately rented property subject to any statutory exceptions set out below.

The designation falls within a description of designations for which the Secretary of State has issued a General Approval under section 82 of Housing Act 2004: Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Selective Licensing of Other Residential Accommodation (England) General Approval 2010 dated 30th March 2010. Therefore the designation need not be confirmed and will come into force on 1st October 2015 and unless previously revoked, this designation shall cease to have effect on 30th September 2020.

This designation applies to any house which is let or occupied under a tenancy or licence within the area shown at Annex A unless:

a) the house is a house in multiple occupation and is required to be licensed under part 2 of the Act
b) the tenancy or licence of the house has been granted by a registered social landlord under Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996;
c) the house is subject to an Interim or Final Management Order under under Part 4 of the Act; or
d) the house is subject to a temporary exemption under section 86 of the Act; or
e) the house is occupied under a tenancy or licence which is exempt under the Act or the occupation is of a building or part of a building so exempt as defined in The Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (England) Order 2006 SI 370/2006;

Upon the Designation coming into force on 1st October 2015 any person who operates a licensable property without a licence shall be guilty of an offence under Section 95(1) of the Act, and shall be liable to prosecution and upon summary conviction liable to a fine not exceeding £20,000. A person who breaches a condition of a licence is liable to prosecution and upon summary conviction liable to a fine not exceeding £5,000.

If you are a landlord, managing agent, or a tenant, and wish to inspect this designation, apply for a licence or require further information, this is available from:

The Private Sector Housing Standards and Enforcement Team
Bernard Weatherill House
3rd Floor Zone D
8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
or e-mail HSG-privatehousing@croydon.gov.uk
or phone 020 8760 5476

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