Members Meeting, Wednesday 6th March 2019

An update from Aico regarding the new standards and their new offerings including their Audio link, Radio and smart link products.An update from

Lee Wilkes from Sheffield City Council presentation covered National update/issues and Local issues.
The local issues covered:

  • update of on selective licensing on London Road/ Abbeydale Road/Chesterfield Road.
  • HMO expansion, door knocking
  • Grenfell
  • Enforcement Update
  • Landlord awards 2019

The presentation can be found here: SSC March 2019 update

Members Meeting – Wednesday 3rd October 2018

An update on Universal Credit by the DWP. 
The universal credit will be introduced in Sheffield from November 2018, and will bring six benefits under one organisation:
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support

Jenifer Marsden from DWP explained the implications to Landlords and the alternative payments available.

Universal credit  will provide the following benefits:

  • one benefit, one place to claim
  • one benefit that steps with you in and out of work simple rates for limited capability
  • admin under DWP
  • claim online
  • Claimants see all their info
  • change circumstances online
  • is based on everyone in the household


AGM and Members Meeting Thursday 7th June, 2018

Michelle Houston (Sheffield City Council) gave an update on both National issues and Local issues.

Her presentation can be found here SADLA update 7 June 2018.

Some key points of her presentation are:
Key changes in the Housing and planning Act 2016, including the introduction of Civil Penalties and Banning orders, the introduction of a Rogue Landlords register (for local authorities only),  Rent repayment orders.
HMO’s will include dwellings of 5 bedrooms or more on any number of floors. This is likely to add 600-1000 extra licenses to the Sheffield HMO’s.
‘Fit for Human Habitation’ private members bill, allowing tenants to take their landlords to court were landlords fail on category 1 hazards.

Members Meeting 4th October 1017

Carrie Kus from the RLA spoke on Fire Safety with regard to the regulations concerning non HMO properties.
The council also gave an update on the new selective licensing along the Abbeydale corridor and answered questions on Fire safety.
A Report has been produced which is seeking approval to begin a 13 week consultation programme on a proposed Selective Licensing Scheme in London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road. More information can be found on the council website