Private rented property licensing
You must have a licence for every home you rent out privately in Newham.
Types of property licence
There are several types of property licence: mandatory, selective and additional.
Property licensing fees and charges
Apply for a property licence
Types of property licence application
You must apply for one licence per property. You cannot transfer a licence to another person.
Failure to licence a property
If you are found guilty you could face a fine of up to £20,000. You could also have control of your unlicensed properties taken away from them, and be ordered to repay up to 12 months rent to us or your tenants.
Granting and approving a property licence
We will tell you and any other interested parties whether we plan to grant or refuse a licence within eight weeks of receiving your application.
This will be followed by a 21 day consultation period which gives you and all interested parties the chance to ask questions, challenge our decision or make comments.
We will give you the notice that grant or refuses a licence, as well as a copy of the licence at the end of this consultation period.
Appealing the decision to refuse a property licence
You should write to:
Reporting unlicensed properties
Property Licensing Register
- licensed properties
- Temporary Exemption Notices issued (relating to property licensing)
- Management Orders.
Make a complaint
Contact the Property Licensing
Telephone: 020 3373 1950
- Previous Landlord accreditation scheme