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Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 5.00 pm

Venue: Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2AX. View directions

Contact: James Harris  Deputy Democratic Services Team Leader

Items
No. Item

6.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors A Christie and D Lloyd.

 

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 May 2018 were agreed and signed as an accurate record.

 

8.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising.

 

9.

Declarations of Interests

To receive and record any declarations of interests from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

10.

HMO Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The Licensing Committee is asked to consider the draft HMO Licensing Policy.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Private Sector Housing Manager introduced the report and drew the committees attention to three amendments since the publication of the agenda:

 

  • Temporary Exemption Notice (TEN) be amended to Housing Temporary Exemption Notice (HTEN);
  • Remove “and Democratic” from Paragraph 10 of the Policy; and
  • Include an explanation of an “Interim Management Order”.

 

In response to questions, the Private Sector Housing Manager confirmed that he was confident that the team would have adequate resource to manage the licence applications and that the licence fee had been set at a level that would cover the processing of HMO licences.

 

In reply to concerns regarding publicity of the of the scheme, it was confirmed that all letting agents and landlords associations had been contacted directly to cascade the information to landlords and there had been a social media campaign.

 

Following a discussion, it was RESOLVED that the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Policy and associated guidance on standards for HMOs be RECOMMENDED to Council for approval and adoption subject to the following three amendments:

 

  • Temporary Exemption Notice (TEN) be amended to Housing Temporary Exemption Notice (HTEN);
  • Remove “and Democratic” from Paragraph 10 of the Policy; and
  • Include an explanation of a “Interim Management Order”.