Decision details

Improving standards in the private rented sector - consideration for selective licensing

Reference: D46260

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the consideration of selective licensing in Beeston Hill and Harehills and the development of a possible business case for future consideration by the Council.


The Director of Resources and Housing submitted a report regarding the development of business case(s) for the selective licensing initiative, with the report noting that any business case would need to be considered in the future by the Council on its merits based on the criteria as detailed within in Government guidance prior to any designation. The report also noted that the proposed areas for the potential introduction of any scheme were based upon the Council’s priority locality agenda in Harehills and Beeston Hill.


A concern was raised that the proposals detailed within the report were not for the establishment of a citywide scheme, however it was noted that although the submitted report had identified Harehills and Beeston Hilll as proposed areas for the potential introduction of any scheme, at this stage it was only recommending the development of potential business cases, with the matter intended to be re-submitted to the Board once the final business cases had been drawn up.



(a)  That the development of potential business cases under Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004 for selective licensing schemes for Harehills and Beeston Hill for the purposes of future consideration by the Council, be approved;


(b)  That agreement be given for the Executive Board to consider the matter again at a future date once the final business case(s) have been fully developed and agreed, in order to assist with the long term development of such business case(s);


(c)  That it be noted that the business case(s) will be developed in line with the timescales as detailed at section 3.8 of the submitted report and will be the responsibility of the Service Managers in Private Sector Housing, Housing Leeds.


(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillor S Golton required it to recorded that he abstained from voting on the decisions referred to within this minute)


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Beeston and Holbeck; Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; City and Hunslet; Gipton and Harehills;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Communities

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Meetings and written information with relevant stakeholders


Lead Member

Senior Officers

Ward Members

Contact: Mark Ireland 0113 3784699 Email:

Report author: Mark Ireland

Publication date: 12/02/2018

Date of decision: 07/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 17/02/2018

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