Rented property licensing

Fees and charges

Our fees and charges only cover the cost of setting up and running the privately rented property licensing scheme.

Selective and additional licence applications

Type of licence

New application fee

Selective licence


Additional licence



New build properties

We offer a discounted fee of £400 for selective licences and £800 for additional HMO licences for newly built rental properties that have not been previously lived in by residents.

We recommend that you contact us as prior to occupation of your property to discuss your application. The new build assessment cannot be considered once the property is occupied.

In order to claim this discount, we require the following information from you:

  • Full address of the property to be licensed
  • 10-year warranty and insurance cover from National House Building Confederation, or similar
  • Building regulation certificate of completion
  • Confirmation the property is vacant
  • The date of the intended occupancy of the property
  • Enquiry reference number of the application commenced for the property.

Please email to before you pay for your property licence.

Mandatory licence applications

Number of rooms

New application fee

Renewal fee

Up to 5 lettings



6 to 9 lettings



10 to 14 lettings



15 to 19 lettings



20 lettings and above



If you apply using a paper form you will need to pay the application fee plus an additional £100.

Changes to a licence

Fees you must pay if you make a change to your licence.

Licence change


New licence holder

New application fee

Change to licence type - single dwelling is re-let as a House in Multiple Occupation


 Change to licence type - House in Multiple Occupation is re-let as a single dwelling


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.


We will give you a refund if:

  • You have made a duplicate application
  • You made an application for an exempted property by mistake
  • We refuse your application.

We will not give you a refund if:

  • You withdraw your application
  • We revoke (take away) your licence
  • You are refused planning permission for an additional or mandatory licence.

Our fees are not connected to the length of a licence. If you cancel your licence before it expires, we cannot give you a refund for any unused time.

Further information regarding this designation

If you are a landlord, managing agent, or a tenant, or if you require any further information regarding this designation, or to apply for a licence, further information and assistance is available from the Council’s Private Sector Housing Standards.

Address: Address: Write to: Private Housing, London Borough of Newham, 3rd Floor West Wing, Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU

Telephone: 020 3373 1950