Briefing: Swift Read: Does Selective Licensing Work?

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
July 31, 2019
John Hart LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • recommendations to government
  • responses to the study
  • strengths and weaknesses
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We look here at an independent government review of selective licensing of private rented housing and conclude that it appears to work well as part of a wider suite of community-based measures but is considerably less effective when used in isolation.

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