Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider whether to designate the Borough
of Lambeth subject to an Additional Licensing of Houses in Multiple
Occupation (HMOs) Scheme that would last 5 years and require all
HMOs not subject to mandatory HMO Licensing to be licensed with the
To consider associated polices covering HMO Amenity Standards, Conditions to be attached to Licences and the Enforcement Policy of the service.
(i) That the Cabinet Member agree that all Houses in Multiple Occupation (except those that are subject to mandatory licensing) in the London Borough of Lambeth are subject to additional licensing as set out in the report at Appendix 1, which is referred to herein as the Designation Report, having considered the representations received in response to the consultation on proposals to introduce additional HMO Licensing as set out at section 5 Designation Report.
(ii) That the Cabinet Member agree note the EQIA attached to this report at Appendix 2.
(iii) That the Cabinet Member agree the Designation Report which is attached at Appendix 1.
(iv) That the Cabinet Member agree that the designation comes into force on the 30 November 2021 and lasts for a period of five years (subject to any call in).
(v) That the Cabinet Member agree the Conditions to be attached to Houses in Multiple Occupation Licences as set out at Appendix 5 of the Designation Report.
(vi) That the Cabinet Member agree the Houses in Multiple Occupation Amenity and Space Standards as set out at Appendix 6 of the Designation Report.
(vii)That the Cabinet Member agree Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy as set out at Appendix 7 of the Designation Report.
(viii) That the Cabinet Member agree the scheme be publicised in accordance with the law and before enforcement commences and a comprehensive publicity campaign to begin as soon as the scheme is approved.
(ix) That the Cabinet Member agree to delegate to the Strategic Director of Resident Services in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Housing and Homelessness and Finance and Performance, the authority to agree minor changes to the proposed implementation and delivery, including administration, fees and conditions where necessary and ensure that all statutory notifications are carried out in the prescribed manner.
Publication date: 19/08/2021
Date of decision: 27/08/2021
Effective from: 08/09/2021