Rented property licensing

Apply for a property licence

You must have a licence for every home you rent out privately in Newham. If you don't, you could face a financial penalty notice of up to £30,000 or an unlimited fine from the court.

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.