Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

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Consultations & surveys Consultation: proposals for having licences for privately rented houses in Old Moat


We held a ten week consultation from 20 March to 2 June 2017 to find out what good housing means to local people. This information was used to decide if we need a selective licensing scheme in north Manchester.

Read the executive meeting minutes (Item 5)

After reviewing comments from landlords and residents, we have decided to formally designate a selective licensing area within Old Moat. This means that landlords and managing agents in specific parts of Old Moat will need a licence to rent a home. If you are a landlord in the area, you have up to 23 April 2018 to apply for a licence

The scheme aims to improve management standards and conditions of private rented housing and support the reduction of antisocial behaviour. For now, we are focussing on a small part of Old Moat, covering an area of around 300 private sector homes. 

Download and read more about the consultation:

  1. Consultation summary of the results
  2. Transcript of all questions or comments received during the consultation

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