Landlord Licensing for Eastville and St George West

 

Following a campaign supported by thousands of local people, ACORN members have won Bristol City Council’s support for Ethical Lettings across the city. The Council is now consulting on whether or not to extend landlord licensing to Eastville and St George West.

A register of landlords is vital for protecting tenants, improving living standards and rooting out slum landlords. In Easton the scheme has stopped illegal eviction, improved living conditions, given the Council the power to inspect all rental properties and closed down drug dens and human trafficking operations.

When the Easton scheme was proposed it was almost scuppered by landlords and letting agents organising to oppose it. We can’t risk this happening now: tenant voices must be heard.

Landlord licensing will:

  • Reduce Tenant Exploitation
  • Reduce pest infestations and fly-tipping
  • Improve dangerous and poorly kept properties 
  • Make Landlords and Agents more accountable

We the undersigned, petition Bristol City Council to protect the welfare of private tenants and support more stable communities by introducing landlord licensing in Eastville and St George West

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    It is very encouraging that BCC through the Cabinet is working in partnership with the agenda proposed by Acorn to ensure that people in rented accommodation in Bristol have basic rights as tenants. Landlords should be held to account for their responsibilities to the community, and those that are responsible can be seen to be so. I strongly support Landlord Licensing across Bristol, and immediately in Eastville and St George West. This should be a priority as a solution to one of the many issues that come as a consequence of the housing crisis.