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 you 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.
If your property does not have a licence and you are taking steps which mean it will not need a licence, you can apply for a temporary exemption.
Apply for a licence
You must apply for one licence per property. You cannot transfer a licence to another person.
After you have applied
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
You should write to:
Property licensing fees and charges
You can only make an application if you are the owner or person in control of the property.
A temporary exemption notice lasts for three months. You can renew for an extra three months in special circumstances. If the property still needs a licence after this period of time, you must apply for a property licence straight away.
Before you apply, read our guide to temporary exemption notices (PDF).
Apply for a temporary exemption notice (TEN)
If you do not licence your property
Report an unlicensed property
We may use this information to help our investigation work.
- licensed properties
- temporary exemption notices issued (relating to property licensing)
- management orders.