Rented property licensing

Complaints regarding licensed properties

There are problems in many areas where a small minority of rogue landlords neglect their management responsibilities. A number of well-intentioned landlords are not aware of their responsibilities and in some cases absentee landlords may not be aware of problems their tenants are causing. Arrangements must be in place for dealing with general tenancy issues and anti- social behaviour at the property.

Properties must also be suitable for the number of occupants and meet all the relevant health and safety regulations. The council continuously work with and exchange information with other enforcement and regulatory authorities in order to administer and enforce licensing.

If you have a complaint regarding a licensed property where you believe this may be wrongly licensed or have concerns over landlord management resulting in a possible breach in the licence conditions in place you can tell us using our online form.

Report an unlicensed property or concerns with a licensed property

Licence Holder updates

Newham Council is issuing regular quarterly e-bulletins to licence holders, including the latest information and advice relating to the private rented sector. 

If you are a licence holder and would like to receive the Ebulletin but do not currently please email [email protected] with your email address. Please put the subject title as ‘RSVP to Licence Holder Ebulletin’

We are very interested to hear from landlords and licence holders to understand their views.  We also hold regular virtual Landlords Forums via zoom, with the National Residential Landlords Association. If you would like to attend these forums please RSVP.

RSVP: by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0203 373 1950.  Please put the subject title as ‘RSVP to Landlord’s forum’

Details of the meeting and agenda will be sent to you closer to the day of the virtual landlord’s forum, once you have contacted us to RSVP.

We are also interested in what landlords and agents operating in Newham have to say and have a survey open until 7th June 2021.