Have your say on Croydon's landlord licensing scheme
Have your say on proposals for the future of landlord licensing in Croydon. Get involved by completing the consultation questionnaire online or by coming along to one of our events (details below).
In 2015 we introduced a borough-wide, 5-year landlord licensing scheme which will end on 30 September 2020. Following a paper to cabinet in October we are now consulting on proposals to continue to license private rented properties in Croydon. Consultation closes at 11.59pm on Monday 9 March.
Since the introduction of the current selective licensing scheme, a new law has come in requiring councils to gain permission from government for any new landlord licensing schemes covering more than 20% of a borough. The proposed scheme must be supported by evidence for how it meets the criteria for landlord licensing.
Before making a decision about whether to submit our application to government, we want to understand the views of our residents, businesses, private tenants, landlords and all other Croydon groups on our proposals and their possible impacts. We also welcome the views of people from Croydon’s neighbouring boroughs.
Proposals for a new landlord licensing scheme in Croydon
Have your say on proposals for the future of landlord licensing in Croydon. Get involved by completing the consultation questionnaire or by coming along to one of our events:
Events for landlords and agents
- Monday 17 February, 10am to 11.30am, Town Hall, Croydon
- Monday 17 February, 1pm to 2.30pm, Town Hall, Croydon
To register your interest in attending one of the above sessions, email email@example.com
Opportunities to find out more about the licensing proposals, speak to council staff and pick up a paper questionnaire.
No booking required, just turn up!
For more information on the drop in sessions, email CPRPLconsultation@croydon.gov.uk
Check this page for dates in case of amendments
Opportunities to find out more about the licensing proposals, speak to Council staff and pick up a paper questionnaire.
7 February 10.30am to 12.30pm
13 February 10am to midday
Bradmore Green Library
10 February 2pm to 4pm
Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Town Hall
14 February 11am to 2pm
Broad Green Library
3 February 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Croydon Central Library
6 February 10am to midday
27 February 10am to midday
11 February 2pm to 4pm
13 February 2pm to 4pm
New Addington Library
12 February 10am to midday
20 February 2pm to 4pm
31 January 10am to midday
14 February 10am to midday
28 January 10am to midday
5 February 10.30am to 12.30pm
30 January 11.30am to 1.30pm
20 February 11.30am to 1.30pm
28 January 2pm to 4pm
25 February 11.30am to 1.30pm
South Norwood Library
17 February 11.30am to 1.30pm
26 February 11.30am to 1.30pm
Thornton Heath Library
29 January midday to 2pm
19 February midday to 2pm
Proposals for a borough-wide scheme
Our preferred option would be to continue our current approach and introduce a new selective licensing scheme to cover the whole of the borough, as most of Croydon has a higher proportion of private rented properties than the national average. Evidence from our current scheme also shows that there are significant issues with property conditions, home hazards and deprivation. In wards where the level of private renting is slightly lower than the national average, there is still evidence of anti-social behaviour that appears to be linked to privately rented properties.
Details of the proposals for a borough-wide scheme are on pages 23 to 26 of the consultation document.
Proposals for a more limited scheme
We are also considering another option for a more limited scheme, covering around 97% of Croydon’s private rented sector but partially excluding some wards where the number of privately rented properties is lower than the national average. The scheme would include the 22 Croydon wards with high numbers of private rented properties, plus 16 small, specific pockets of high private renting areas in the remaining 6 wards.
This is not the preferred option, as there is concern this approach may cause displacement of problems in the private rented sector to areas not covered by a licensing scheme.
Details of the proposals for a more focussed scheme are on pages 20 to 22 of the consultation document.
Printed copies of the consultation documents will be available to view at all Croydon libraries.
If you would like a paper copy or to receive this information in large print, braille, audio or another language, contact us at CPRPLconsultation@croydon.gov.uk or 020 8760 5476.
- Option 1 designation 1 address List [2.0MB]
- Option 1 designation 2 address List [850.2KB]
- CPRPL 2020 - proposed licensing FAQ 16 December 2019 [353.7KB]
- CPRPL 2020 - proposed selective licensing conditions 16 December 2019 [323.2KB]
- CPRPL 2020 - proposed selective licensing fees 16 December 2019 [51.8KB]
- Croydon property licensing consultation poster [342.9KB]
- Croydon property licensing consultation document - CPRPL 2020 [3.6MB]
- Croydon property licensing consultation summary [589.1KB]