Public Notice: Designation Of An Area For Selective Licensing

March 30, 2021



Section 80, Housing Act 2004

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with section 83 of the Housing Act 2004 (“the Act”) that Southend Borough Council ("the Council") in exercise of its powers under section 80 of the Housing Act 2004 has designated for selective licensing the area described below.


1. The designation shall be known as Southend Borough Council Designation of an Area for Selective Licensing 2021. All privately rented residential accommodation situated within the designated area must be licensed with the Council unless subject to statutory exemption.

2. This designation is made on 18 th March 2021 and will come into force on 01 st December 2021.

3. This designation shall cease to have effect on 30 th November 2026 (or earlier if the Council decides to revoke the designation under section 84 of the Act).


4. The designation applies to some of the neighbourhoods within the wards of Milton, Kursaal, Victoria and Chalkwell. The designation applies to any privately rented property that is not a licensable house in multiple occupation (HMO) and is occupied under a tenancy or a licence. The designated areas listed in annex A below and further delineated and edged black and further shown by the orange shaded areas are subject to Selective Licensing. The following link will take you to the Map of designated areas


5. This designation applies to any house which is let or occupied under a tenancy or licence within the area described in paragraph 4 unless:

a) the house is a house in multiple occupation and is required to be licensed under Part 2 of the Act;
b) the tenancy or licence of the house has been granted by a registered social landlord;
c) the house is subject to an Interim or Final Management Order under Part 4 of the Act;
d) the house is subject to a temporary exemption under section 86 of the Act; or
e) the house is occupied under a tenancy or licence which is exempt under the Act or the occupation is of a building or part of a building so exempt as defined in The Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (England) Order 2006 SI 370/2006


6. Subject to sub paragraphs 5(a) to (e) every house in the area specified in paragraph 4 that is occupied under a tenancy or licence shall be required to be licensed under section 85 of the Act.


7. If you are a landlord, managing agent, or a tenant, and wish to inspect this designation, apply for a licence or require further information, this is available from:

Selective Licensing Team, Private Sector Housing
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER
Tel: 01702 215002

The designation does not require confirmation by the Secretary of State as it falls under a general approval issued by the Secretary of State under section 82 of the Act, namely The Housing Act 2004: Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Selective Licensing of Other Residential Accommodation (England) General Approval 2015 (“the General Approval”).

All landlords, managing agents or tenants within the designated area should obtain advice to ascertain whether their property is affected by the designation by entering their postcode in the following link Map of designated areas or by contacting the Council’s on the above number or email for further advice and assistance.


8. Upon the designation coming into force on 01 st December 2021 any person who operates a licensable property without a licence or allows a licensed property to be occupied by more households or persons other than as authorised by a licence, could be prosecuted and upon summary conviction is liable to an unlimited fine. A person who breaches a condition of a licence is liable upon summary conviction to an unlimited fine.

Please note that every effort has been made to list all the streets included in the designation but to determine whether or not your property is included in the designation, please enter your postcode in this interactive map for confirmation.

Annex A: Streets in Milton, Kursaal, Victoria and Chalkwell where Selective Licensing applies.

Milton Kursaal Victoria Chalkwell
Alexandra St Albert Rd Albany Ave Ailsa Rd
Anerley Rd Ambleside Dr Balmoral Rd Britannia Rd
Argyll Rd Arnold Ave Baxter Ave Cobham Rd
Baltic Ave Beach Rd Carisbrooke Rd Grosvenor Rd
Burdett Ave Belle Vue Ave Carnarvon Rd Meteor Rd
Cambridge Rd Belle Vue Plc Claremont Cl Palmerston Rd
Canewdon Rd Bellevue Rd Cliff Avenue Pembury Rd
Capel Terrace Beresford Rd Crowborough Rd Satanita Rd
Ceylon Rd Boscombe Rd East Street Station Rd
Chancellor Rd Bournemouth Park Road Hamlet Court Mews The Leas
Chichester Rd Burdett Rd Howards Chase Whitefriars Crescent
Church Rd Burnaby Rd Kenway -
Clarence Rd Chase Court Gdns London Road -
Clarence St Chase Road North Road -
Clifftown Parade Cheltenham Rd Osborne Rd -
Clifftown Rd Chichester Rd Penhurst Ave -
Clifton Dr Collier Way Richmond Ave -
Clifton Mews Cromer Road Salisbury Ave -
Clifton Terrace Eastern Esplanade Salisbury Mews -
College Way Fairburn Cls Summercourt Road -
Cossington Rd Forest Ave Sunlight Mews -
Devereux Rd Forge Way Sweyne Ave -
Ditton Court Rd Fowler Cls Tickfield Ave -
Elmer Approach Glen Mews Tunbridge Rd -
Elmer Square Grange Gdns Wallis Ave West -
Farringdon Service Rd Hartington Pl Street Windsor Rd -
Gordon Pl Hartington Rd - -
Hamlet Court Rd Hastings Rd - -
Herbert Gr Hillcrest Rd - -
Heygate Ave Honiton Rd - -
High Street Horace Rd - -
Holland Rd Ilfracombe Ave - -
London Rd Ilfracombe Rd - -
Lucy Rd Jetty Mews - -
Luker Rd Kilworth Ave - -
Manor Rd Lancaster Cres - -
Marine Parade Lancaster Grdns - -
Market Plc Leamington Rd - -
Milton Plc Lovelace Ave - -
Nelson Mews Manilla Rd - -
Nelson St Marine Parade - -
Palmeira Arches Northumberland Ave - -
Palmeira Ave Old Southend Rd - -
Palmeira Parade Park Lane - -
Palmerston Rd Pleasant Road - -
Pier Approach Quebec Ave - -
Pier Hill Retort Close - -
Portland Ave Riviera Drive - -
Preston Rd Southchurch Ave - -
Quebec Ave Southchurch Hall Close - -
Richmond Ave Southchurch Rd - -
Royal Mews St. Leonards Rd - -
Royal Terrace Stanier Close - -
San Remo Parade Stanley Road - -
Seaforth Rd Stornoway Rd - -
Shorefield Gdns Sutton Road - -
Shorefield Rd Swanage Road - -
Southchurch Rd Toledo Close - -
Station Rd Toledo Road - -
The Leas Tyrrel Drive - -
Tylers Ave Victoria Road - -
Valkyrie Rd Wesley Road - -
Warrior Square Wimborne Rd - -
Warrior Square North Windermere Rd - -
Westcliff Parade Woodgrange Dr - -
Western Esplanade York Road - -
Weston Rd - - -
Whitegate Rd - - -
York Road - - -

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