The South East Alliance of Landlords, Agents & Residents.
SEAL was initially formed to coordinate a response to Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s (the Council’s) plans to introduce Selective Licensing.
But it has now entered into a new and formal partnership with the Council to improve the management and standard of accommodation within
privately rented properties, and reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) throughout SEAL managed properties. SEAL will be responsible for reporting its
progress to the Council’s Community Services and Culture Scrutiny Committee and as a result of this partnership, Selective Licensing has been indefinitely postponed – pending the success of SEAL.
By becoming a member of SEAL, you are demonstrating that you are willing to agree to a higher standard of management. It is vital that SEAL membership is widespread throughout the Borough of Southend as the larger our membership base, the more we can demonstrate to the Council our effectiveness. It is important also that membership continues to grow, as if SEAL fails, the Council retains the power to reconsider Selective Licensing.
Being a member of SEAL will give agents/landlords huge benefits in this unique partnership, which is a novel and landmark initiative, and is being closely monitored by other Councils around the country.