Decision details

Additional Licensing Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To make the formal designation for an Additional Licensing Scheme.




1)     the formal designation be made for an Additional Licensing Scheme for house in multiple occupation within the Breckland area;

2)     the designation be made under Section 56 Housing Act 2004 and the Housing Act 2004: Licensing of Housing Multiple Occupation and Selective Licensing of other Residential Accommodation (England) General Approval 2010;

3)     the designation made apply to all Wards within the Breckland administrative district and to all buildings, or parts of buildings as follows:

a)     occupied by more than one household and where more than one household shares or lacks an amenity;

b)     occupied by more than one household and is a converted building containing not entirely self contained flats; and

c)      is converted into self contained flats but does not meet the requirements of the Building Regulations 1991 and where at least one third of the flats are occupied under short tenancies.

Reasons for the decision:

Through licensing to ensure proper management and control of Houses in Multiple Occupation to reduce threats to the health and safety and welfare of occupants and incidents of anti-social behaviour associated with multiple occupancy.

Alternative options considered:

Not to make the designation.

Report author: Gordon Partridge

Publication date: 02/08/2012

Date of decision: 31/07/2012

Decided at meeting: 31/07/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/08/2012

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