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Connaught Bridge Closure from Monday 1 October for 3 week The Connaught Bridge by London City Airport has closed to vehicle traffic from today for the next three weeks. This is to allow maintenance work to the bridge. The pedestrian walkway beneath the road bridge remains open. While refurbishment work goes on traffic is being diverted via Gallions Roundabout, Woolwich Manor Way, Albert Road, and Connaught Road. Please allow extra time for any journeys in the area.​

Types of licences

There are three types of private rented property licences.

​Mandatory house in multiple occupation licence

Apply for a mandatory (HMO) licence if you are a landlord of a house in multiple occupation that is shared by five or more people living in two or more households.

If you wish to operate a house as an HMO, it must have the correct class of planning use. You may need to apply for planning permission to change it from C3 (dwelling house) to C4 (house in multiple occupation).

There is no guarantee that your planning application will be approved, but if you rent out your property you must have a property licence. If you are refused planning permission for an HMO we cannot refund your licensing fee. 

 

 

Selective licence

Apply for a selective licence if you are a landlord of a property that is rented by a single family household or shared by two unrelated tenants.

Selective licensing zones

Selective licensing zones were introduced to deal with problems of poor property management and anti-social behaviour (ASB) found within Newham.
 
All privately rented properties within a selective licensing zone must be licensed, regardless of their occupation and size. Landlords without a licence may be prosecuted and may no longer be able to operate their business.
 
 

Additional licence

Apply for an additional licence if you operate a house in multiple occupation that is shared by three to four tenants living in two or more households.
If you wish to operate a house as an HMO, it must have the correct class of planning use. You may need to apply for planning permission to change it from C3 (dwelling house) to C4 (house in multiple occupation).

There is no guarantee that your planning application will be approved, but if you rent out your property you must have a property licence. If you are refused planning permission for an HMO we cannot refund your licensing fee. ​​

 
 

What is a household?                                                             

'Households' for the purposes of the Housing Act 2004 includes members of the same family living together who are:
  • couples married to each other or living together as husband and wife (or in an equivalent relationship in the case of persons of the same sex)
  • relatives living together, including parents, grandparents, children (and step-children), grandchildren, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces or cousins
  • half-relatives who are treated as full relatives
  • a foster child living with his foster parent is treated as living in the same household as his foster parent
  • An unrelated single person is classed as one household.

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  • Property Licensing
    London Borough of Newham
    Newham Dockside
    1000 Dockside Road
    London
    E16 2QU

    020 3373 1950

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