Newham

Types of licensing applications

There are four different types of application for privately rented property licences.

New application

You should make a new application if:
  • this is the first time you have applied for a property licence
  • you want to change the licence holder
  • you have been refused a licence
  • your licence has been take away from you. 
A licence usually lasts for five years.


 

Licences with a smaller period of time

We may give you a licence for a smaller period of time if:
  • we have any worries about the management of the licence or property
  • you do not return the application paperwork on time
  • you did not respond when we asked you send additional information so we could process your application.
If we plan to reduce the length of your licence, this will be shown clearly on the draft licence we send to you and any other interested parties (such as the manager, owner, mortgage provider, freeholder, leaseholder).

If you do not agree with the shortened term you have the right to appeal before we issue your licence. However if you have any concerns about the management of the property, or you have been subject to enforcement action, we will issue you a licence with a shortened term.
 
 

Renewals

You should renew your licence if it is about to expire and you still wish to licence the property. You must renew your licence three months before it expires.



You should also tell us if the property is no longer licensable.

 
 

Variation

You (the licence holder) should make this type of application if you have a licence and:
  • we have made a change
  • you have made a change
  • there is a change of address or details of any interested party such as the manager, owner, mortgagor, freeholder, leaseholder
  • there is a change of manager (unless they are also the licence holder)
  • there is a change to the maximum number of people living in a property and/or number of households. 
You currently cannot make this type of application online. To tell us about a change email propertylicensing@newham.gov.uk. Make sure you include the full address of the property.

 

Revocation

You (the licence holder) should make this type of application when:
  • there is a new proposed licence
  • the property has been sold
  • the property no longer needs to be licensed.

You currently cannot make this type of application online. To tell us about a change email propertylicensing@newham.gov.uk. Make sure you include the full address of the property.


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    London Borough of Newham
    Newham Dockside
    1000 Dockside Road
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