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Oxford City Council to stop beds in sheds becoming an accepted feature by landlords



More people rent rather than own their homes in Oxford, according to the council.






Private landlords in Oxford could soon need a licence for each of their properties under plans being proposed by the city council.

The authority said the move would help drive up standards of rented property.


A similar scheme, launched four years ago, to licence houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) was criticised last year when it emerged half the city's properties were still unregistered.
Councillors will discuss the new scheme on 11 February.

Oxford City Council proposals to tax all rental properties in Oxford has been described as a tax on the private rental sector, according to the National Landlords Association.


Under the scheme landlords could have to pay £400 to register each property.
The council seem to just want to tax the private rental sector, and tax it more and more at every opportunity
.Gavin Dick [pictured above ]National Landlords Association
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Council leader Bob Price  [pictured above ]said: "It's important that people who rent - whether in an HMO or in a single tenant property - know that it's a safe property, it's been well maintained and it contributes to the local environment - that it's not a blot on the landscape."
The authority said an enforcement approach would ensure minimum statutory standards were met.
It said it hoped the licenses would ensure "beds in sheds do not become an accepted feature in Oxford".

'Sheds with beds' are London's modern day slums

In November, the National Landlords Association criticised the city's HMO licensing scheme, launched in 2011, saying it drove up rents and forced people out of the city - something the council denies.
The authority estimates more people now rent rather than own their home in Oxford.

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