Private rented property licensing
All landlords must licence their properties in Newham.
What is private rented property licensing?
The scheme was agreed by the Mayor and councillors at a cabinet meeting on 21 June 2012.
We work with the Metropolitan Police and other agencies across Newham, to identify unlicensed properties and carry out legal action.
How to apply for a licence
You must apply for one licence per property. You cannot transfer a licence to another person.
What property licence should I apply for?
What type of application should I make?
How much does it cost?
What would happen if I didn't licence my property?
Do I have implied (tacit) approval before my application is actually approved?
A notice of intention to grant or refuse a licence will be issued within eight weeks to all interested parties for consultation.
The notice granting or refusing a licence, as well as a copy of the licence will be issued following the end of this consultation period. This can depend on the number of representations or comments received.
What can I do if I am to refused a licence and want to appeal?
Reporting unlicensed properties
Property Licensing Register
- licensed properties
- Temporary Exemption Notices issued (relating to property licensing)
- Management Orders.
What if I have a complaint?
Telephone: 020 3373 1950
- Previous Landlord accreditation scheme
Private rented property licensing FAQs Word Document, 497 KB
Private rented property licensing guide for landlords and managing agents Word Document, 459 KB