Consultation of proposed property licensing scheme - now closed.

Consultation of proposed property licensing scheme - now closed.

Please note, this consultation is now closed.

We want your views on plans to improve housing standards in privately rented homes.

Newcastle City Council is consulting on re-designating Selective Licensing Schemes for private rented accommodation in Byker and Greater High Cross.

Before we can introduce a licensing scheme, we have to show why we think this kind of scheme is needed, what kind of problems it is trying to tackle and why we think Selective Licensing is the only option left. We must consult with all affected people, such as tenants, residents, landlords, managing agents, businesses, charities, Police, Fire Service, local councillors etc. It is very important that we gather as many views as possible and that we give proper consideration to these views.

To make sure that we consult fairly we are using a variety of methods to reach stakeholders, these include on-line questionnaires, and virtual events and workshops.

The formal consultation process starts on Monday 9th November 2020 and lasts for 12 weeks, ending on Sunday 31st January 2021.

During this time an online consultation survey will be available online via

Due to Social Distancing requirements drop-in consultation sessions will not take place but online consultation sessions will be available via Microsoft Teams. Follow this link to access the next event.

You can view the previous session that was held on Wednesday 18th November 2020  here or download the Q&A FAQs. 

You do not need a log in or access codes to join the event. A video of the event will be available afterwards if you are unable to attend at either time. Please feel free to email any questions prior to the event to


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