Councillor Martin Hamilton (Lib Dem, Headingley) has championed the Local Letting Board Code since its introduction in 2006. The changes to the scheme mean that from 3 January 2013 tighter regulations will be placed on putting lettings adverts in the windows of homes across the ward.
Commenting on the scheme Cllr Hamilton said:
“The lettings code was first introduced to tackle the growing number of letting boards that were being put up to advertise properties. I have been pleased at the impact that the scheme has had over the years in eliminating large unsightly letting boards in the Headingley area. However, we need to keep looking at how the code can be improved and these new changes are to be greatly welcomed. By restricting advertisements in property windows it will tighten up controls in the area and help to improve the appearance of the ward.”