Author: LPL Admin

Redbridge Selective Licensing Scheme starts on 8 April 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 08 Apr 2024

Date: Monday 8 April 2024 About: A new selective licensing comes into force in the London Borough of Redbridge on 8 April 2024. The borough can promote their licensing scheme here to help landlords and letting agents understand more about their scheme and how to apply. Meanwhile, our free guide […]

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Tower Hamlets Additional Licensing Scheme starts on 1 April 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 01 Apr 2024

Date: Monday 1 April 2024 About: A new additional licensing comes into force in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 1 April 2024. The borough can promote their licensing scheme here to help landlords and letting agents understand more about their scheme and how to apply. Meanwhile, our free […]

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Brent Selective Licensing Scheme starts on 1 April 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 01 Apr 2024

Date: Monday 1 April 2024 About: A new selective licensing comes into force in the London Borough of Brent on 1 April 2024. The borough can promote their licensing scheme here to help landlords and letting agents understand more about their scheme and how to apply. Meanwhile, our free guide […]

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National Landlord Investment Show – 6 March 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 06 Mar 2024

Date: Wednesday 6 March, 8.30am – 5pm Venue: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX Cost: Free About: Visit the National Landlord Investment Show and get unparalleled advice, meeting leading suppliers, networking and sharing knowledge with your peers. Entry is free, all you have to do is register. More information and […]

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LLAS Virtual Conference & Training Day – 29 February 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 29 Feb 2024

Date: Thursday 29 February, 10am to 2.30pm Venue: Online Cost: £40 for accredited landlords / agents. £55 for others About: There is a packed programme for this popular annual event organised by the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS). The agenda includes: You can find out more information and book a space here. London […]

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Lambeth Selective Licensing Consultation Meeting – 21 February 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 21 Feb 2024

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024, 6.30pm to 8.00pm About: Lambeth Council is holding a consultation meeting on plans to implement a new selective licensing scheme. Proposed selective licensing scheme – phase one  Lambeth Council is proposing a selective licensing scheme covering the council wards of: Within these four wards, all […]

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Waltham Forest Council are consulting on plans to renew their additional and selective landlord licensing schemes

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 19 Feb 2024

Waltham Forest Council currently operates two property licensing schemes. The selective licensing scheme is due to end in April 2025 and the additional HMO licensing scheme is due to end in March 2025.  With the licensing schemes due to end soon, the council are consulting on proposals to renew both […]

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Government U-turn on HMO licensing exemption for properties housing asylum seekers

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 14 Feb 2024

In a significant development, the government have withdrawn draft regulations that would have exempted properties occupied by asylum seekers from the House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing regime. A Judicial Review challenging the lawfulness of the draft Houses in Multiple Occupation (Asylum-Seeker) Accommodation (England) Regulations 2023 was due to take […]

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Upper Tribunal ruling explores adequacy of reasons for serving landlord civil penalty notices

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 10 Feb 2024

The Upper Tribunal has provided guidance and advice on the vexed question of how local authorities should comply with their duty to provide reasons when issuing civil penalty notices (“CPNs”) that allege the commission of housing offences [Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council v Wang [2024] UKUT 24 (LC)]. Under s.249A of […]

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Bexley Council are consulting on plans for a new selective landlord licensing scheme

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 10 Feb 2024

Bexley Council are inviting residents to have their say about a proposed new selective licensing scheme for private rented properties. In 2018, Bexley Council introduced a selective licensing scheme that extended licensing to all private rented properties in Thamesmead North, Abbey Wood / Lower Belvedere and parts of Erith. That licensing scheme continued […]

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Newham Council’s first landlord banning order upheld by Upper Tribunal after landlord’s appeal rejected

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 09 Feb 2024

Newham Council has won a landmark case against a convicted rogue landlord whose appeal against a Banning Order has been dismissed. The ban means that he is banned from renting out any properties in Newham and the rest of England for three years. Convicted of seven offences under the Housing […]

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Confusion hits Southwark Council’s selective licence application system 24 hours before early bird fee discount ends

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 30 Jan 2024

Landlords racing to complete selective licence applications before the selective licence early bird discount ends on 31 January 2024 are experiencing some issues in Southwark. Twenty four hours before the application deadline, the council have altered how landlords can access the online application system. Whereas the council’s website directs people […]

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Tower Hamlet Council’s additional licensing scheme being expanded on 1 April 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 29 Jan 2024

A new additional licensing scheme comes into force in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 1 April 2024. The council’s current additional licensing scheme started on 1 April 2019 and continues for five years until 31 March 2024. Additional licensing expanding into the west of the borough The current […]

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Bexley Selective Licensing Consultation – 19 January to 4 April 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 19 Jan 2024

Date: Friday 19 January to Thursday 4 April 2024 Bexley Council are consulting on a proposed selective licensing scheme from 19 January to 4 April 2024. The borough can promote their consultation here to help landlords and letting agents understand more about their proposed scheme and how to provide feedback. […]

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Greenwich Additional Licensing Scheme starts on 1 January 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 01 Jan 2024

Date: Monday 1 January 2024 About: A new boroughwide additional HMO licensing scheme came into force in the Royal Borough of Greenwich on 1 January 2024. The new scheme extends licensing to all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) throughout the borough. That includes all shared houses and bedsit HMOs that […]

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Greenwich Council’s new additional licensing scheme starts on 1 January 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 19 Dec 2023

A borough wide additional licensing scheme covering all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) comes into force in the Royal Borough of Greenwich on 1 January 2024. The council’s previous additional licensing scheme ended on 30 September 2022. A public consultation on plans for a replacement scheme took place from 13 […]

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Financial penalties for Haringey landlords who ignored HMO licensing requirements

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 18 Dec 2023

A private landlord in Tottenham has been ordered to refund 12 months’ rent to tenants after failing to license their House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).   The landlord had ignored an initial warning to get their property licensed. They were ordered to pay a rent repayment order of £20,000 plus a […]

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Government approves major new landlord licensing scheme in Brent

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 18 Dec 2023

All landlords renting out properties in Brent will soon be legally required to have a selective licence, except in the council ward of Wembley Park.  Brent Council already operates borough wide mandatory HMO and additional licensing schemes together with a selective licensing scheme in the council wards of Dollis Hill, Willesden […]

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Lambeth Council are consulting on plans for selective licensing across most of the borough

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 15 Dec 2023

Lambeth is inviting residents to have their say about their proposals to introduce a new selective licensing scheme for private rented property across parts of the borough. The council is upholding its commitment to deliver better standards for private renters, with the launch of a consultation on the proposed selective licensing […]

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Waltham Forest Property Licensing Consultation – 15 December to 10 March 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 15 Dec 2023

Date: Friday 15 December 2023 to Sunday 10 March 2024 Waltham Forest Council are consulting on plans to renew their additional and selective licensing schemes from 15 December 2023 to 10 March 2024. The borough can promote their consultation here to help landlords and letting agents understand more about their […]

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Additional licensing consultation underway in Haringey

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 15 Dec 2023

Residents across Haringey are invited to give their thoughts on a new proposed additional HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) licensing scheme which will support measures to improve the private rented sector.  Haringey Council have taken a robust approach by using enforcement powers against landlords who have failed to license under […]

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Lambeth Selective Licensing Consultation – 11 December 2023 to 4 March 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 11 Dec 2023

Date: Monday 11 December 2023 to Monday 4 March 2024 About: Lambeth Council has launched a consultation on plans to implement a new selective licensing scheme. In Lambeth, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) need to be licensed if they are occupied by five or more people and fall within the […]

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Apply now for 30% discount on Southwark Council’s selective licensing fees!

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 01 Dec 2023

Landlords and agents can get a 30% discount on Southwark Council’s selective licensing fees for a new scheme that started on 1 November 2023. The scheme applies to all private rented properties occupied by a single household or two unrelated people in the council wards of North Walworth, Nunhead & […]

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Shock as Bromley Councillors approve HMO planning restrictions against planning officer advice

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 12 Nov 2021

Enquiries by London Property Licensing have uncovered new House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) planning restrictions in the London Borough of Bromley. Whilst the planning restrictions were introduced on 1 September 2021, no press release has yet been issued announcing the changes. HMO Evidence Base presented to Councillors On 20 May […]

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