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Consultation on the further declaration of the Cathays Additional Licensing Scheme currently underway

We invite comments on this proposal from tenants, residents, landlords, agents, local businesses and other interested parties.  

14th February, 2022

The Public Consultation document and associated questionnaires can be found here. The consulatation closes on 22 March 2022. Public Consultation

Cardiff Council is keen to ensure that all tenants in the city live in properties that are well-managed, dry, safe, warm and secure. Within the private rented sector, the Council has powers to ensure that shared houses meet certain standards and can make landlords / agents comply with specific requirements. 

The Council can license certain types of larger shared properties (known as HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupancy)) and has used its powers to extend this to smaller shared dwellings in the Cathays ward of Cardiff under an Additional Licensing Scheme. The Scheme runs for a period of 5 years, after which the Council must re-declare the area as an Additional Licensing area.

The current Scheme expired at the end of 2020 and the Council are now considering whether to re-declare the area for a further 5 years. In doing so, the Council is seeking the views of a variety of people.