Landlords in London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road have just two weeks left to apply for a property rental licence or face possible fines and prosecution. The new Selective Licensing scheme for the area comes into effect from 1 November 2018 and means landlords must have a licence for every private rented property they control.
Sheffield Council’s consultation on selective licensing of landlords in the London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road corridors is set to close this week. The plans could see over 1,000 tenants gain extra protections from health hazards as well as better housing conditions if additional regulations are put in place. Landlords have expressed concerns and some claim it would lead to them having to charge more rent. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Jonny Butcher an organiser at Acorn tenants union.