Private rented property licensing
You must have a licence for every home you rent out privately in Newham. If you don't, you could face a fine of up to £20,000.
Apply for a property licence
Before you apply
Check which type of licence your should apply for. There are several types of property licence: mandatory, selective and additional.
You must also make sure you know which type of application you should make. There are four types of application: new, renewal, variation and revocation.
Apply for a licenceUsually the person who is in control of the property (the person who receives the rent) makes the application and is the licence holder. This could be the owner or landlord, however it could also be a manager employed by the owner.
You must apply for one licence per property. You cannot transfer a licence to another person.
Property licensing fees and charges
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:
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.
Reporting unlicensed properties
- licensed properties
- Temporary Exemption Notices issued (relating to property licensing)
- Management Orders.
Search the Property Licensing Register
Make a complaint
Contact the Property Licensing
Telephone: 020 3373 1950
- Previous Landlord accreditation scheme