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Private Rented Sector Licensing Scheme- Leicester City Consultation

Access to decent affordable housing is essential to support good health and wellbeing and a good quality of life. Ongoing pressures within the housing market mean that for many, including a rising proportion of families, the only chance of a decent home is a private rented tenancy.

Leicester City Council has an ambition to ensure the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Leicester is fit for purpose and a key part of that is to ensure the council raises housing standards in the sector.

To help drive up standards in the private rented sector the city council has developed a Private Rented Sector Strategy. The overall objective of the Strategy is to have a holistic approach that ensures tenants and landlords are appropriately supported and engaged.

The Strategy is designed to work with all aspects of the sector with a core focus on retaining and improving the council’s ability to protect tenants’ safety and rights, and tackle rogue/poor landlords.

Maximising this, whilst maintaining a balanced, fair, and proportionate approach, will ultimately lead to the raising of housing standards within the sector.

Please fill in the Survey below to contribute to this consultation via the Leicester City Council website