Crackdown on landlords

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A scheme to improve the quality of life for residents of Page Hall of Sheffield was announced this week.

The council outlined proposals to improve property management standards and to help reduce anti-social behaviour.

‘Selective licensing’ for 350 homes would impose a legal requirement for all landlords to register and comply with various conditions, giving the council more powers to tackle and issues such as overcrowding, noise, litter and sanitation problems.

Cabinet member Coun Harry Harpham said: “It simply isn’t fair that people in and around Page Hall should be affected socially or economically just because they live on a street where landlords let houses irresponsibly.”

The move follows concerns over cultural tensions in the area caused by Roma immigrants.