Author: LPL Admin

Property Investor Show – 4 & 5 October 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 04 Oct 2024

Date: Friday 4 & Saturday 5 October, 10am to 6pm (5pm close on Saturday) Venue: Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL Cost: Free About: The UK’s leading event property expo is the premier exhibition for anyone looking to make money from property investment – in the short or long term. Better still, […]

read more

LLAS Summer Training, Networking Event & BBQ – 11 July 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 11 Jul 2024

Date: Thursday 11 July, 11.30am to 6pm Venue: Taj Hotel, 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF Cost: £100 for accredited landlords / agents, £135 for others About: There is always a packed programme for this popular annual event organised by the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS). You can find out more information and […]

read more

National Landlord Investment Show – 3 July 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 03 Jul 2024

Date: Wednesday 3 July, 8.30am – 5pm Venue: 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX 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 […]

read more

Lewisham Selective Licensing Scheme starts on 1 July 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 01 Jul 2024

Date: Monday 1 July 2024 About: A new selective licensing comes into force in the London Borough of Lewisham on 1 July 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 […]

read more

Haringey Additional Licensing Scheme starts on 17 June 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 17 Jun 2024

Date: Monday 17 June 2024 About: A new additional licensing comes into force in the London Borough of Haringey on 17 June 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 […]

read more

Islington Council’s new selective licensing scheme covers 5,000 private rented homes

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 23 May 2024

Over 5,000 privately rented homes in Islington must be licensed to ensure tenants have good quality housing – or their landlords will face prosecution.  All private landlords in Finsbury Park, Tollington and Hillrise council wards, where there are particular problems with poor conditions, must apply to get their properties licensed […]

read more

Islington Selective Licensing Scheme started on 20 May 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 20 May 2024

Date: Monday 20 May 2024 A new selective licensing scheme came into force in the London Borough of Islington on 20 May 2024.  The new selective licensing scheme covers the three council wards of: Within this area, a licence application must be submitted for all private rented properties occupied by […]

read more

Suspended prison sentence for fraudulent letting agent operating in East London

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 20 May 2024

Two people who traded fraudulently through their business and scammed victims out of over £24,000 were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday 3 May. After a lengthy and protracted investigation into the activities of several letting agencies, the two defendants Sultana Akther of Spencer Road, Rainham and Skeena Noor Rashid […]

read more

National HMO Network AGM – 16 May 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 16 May 2024

Date: Thursday 16 May, 12.15pm to 14.30pm Venue: Online Cost: £47 About: The National HMO Network are delighted to invite you to their AGM and a special legal session with Robin Stewart, Partner at Anthony Gold Solicitors who will be providing members with the latest legal updates that are affecting HMOs and the […]

read more

Incorrect use of license agreements by Greenwich landlord leads to criminal prosecution

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 09 May 2024

A landlord who was not following correct tenancy management arrangements has been prosecuted and ordered to pay almost £6,000. The Royal Borough of Greenwich successfully prosecuted Mrs Anna Yang, an Essex based landlord.  Mrs Yang provided the tenants of her apartment in Charlton, SE London, with misleading licence agreements which […]

read more

House illegally converted into flats for the second time costs owner nearly £80,000

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 02 May 2024

A landlady who illegally converted her property into two separate flats and continued to ignore planning enforcement notices issued by Barking and Dagenham Council has been found guilty in court. In 2015 Planning Enforcement Officers from the east London council became aware that a five-bedroom property in Fanshawe Crescent, Dagenham […]

read more

Enfield Council cracking down on property licensing and planning infringements

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 22 Apr 2024

Two property agents who failed to get their rented properties licensed have been prosecuted by Enfield Council. Guaranteed rent company prosecuted for licensing offence In the first case, Mansur Duzgan, sole director of Guaranteed Rent GD Limited, together with his company have both been prosecuted after failing to obtain a […]

read more

Redbridge Selective Licensing Scheme started on 8 April 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 08 Apr 2024

Date: Monday 8 April 2024 About: A new selective licensing scheme came into force in the London Borough of Redbridge on 8 April 2024. This means there will be two selective licensing schemes operating in Redbridge and we have summarised both schemes below. Selective licensing scheme 4 The new scheme […]

read more

New selective licensing scheme underway in Redbridge

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 08 Apr 2024

A new selective landlord licensing scheme came into force in the London Borough of Redbridge today (8 April 2024). The new scheme (designation 4) extends licensing to all private rented properties occupied by a single household or two unrelated sharers in the fifteen council wards of: There was already a […]

read more

Government promise review of local authority property licensing schemes

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 08 Apr 2024

In a letter that was leaked to the media, Jacob Young MP, Minister for Levelling Up has written to all Conservative MPs setting out a range of proposals to ensure the Renters Reform Bill strikes the right balance between delivering security for tenants and fairness for landlords.  In the letter, […]

read more

New property licensing schemes introduced in Brent and Tower Hamlets

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 06 Apr 2024

New property licensing schemes came into force in the London Boroughs of Brent and Tower Hamlets on 1 April 2024. New selective licensing scheme in Brent A large new selective licensing scheme came into force in the London Borough of Brent on 1 April 2024. Within Brent, it was already […]

read more

Camden Council secures record fine for illegal flat conversion

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 05 Apr 2024

Camden Council has successfully prosecuted two landlords who failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice issued against substandard flats in 2010.  Following an investigation by the Council’s Planning Department between 2009 and 2010, a planning enforcement notice was served on 6 October 2010 and required compliance by 17 May […]

read more

Tower Hamlets Additional Licensing Scheme started on 1 April 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 01 Apr 2024

Date: Monday 1 April 2024 About: A new additional licensing came 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 […]

read more

Brent Selective Licensing Scheme started on 1 April 2024

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 01 Apr 2024

Date: Monday 1 April 2024 About: A new selective licensing scheme came into force in the London Borough of Brent on 1 April 2024 with the effect that the whole of Brent is subject to selective licensing except for one ward, Wembley Park.   The new selective licensing scheme covers […]

read more

Property developer ordered to pay over £200,000 for illegal flat conversion in Haringey

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 24 Mar 2024

A property developer and landlord who illegally converted a Bounds Green property into six flats has been ordered to pay more than £220,000 after Haringey Council successfully prosecuted the company. A previous unlawful change of use into five flats led to Pathfield Estates Ltd being ordered to return the property […]

read more

Harlesden landlord hit with fines and costs totalling £9,000 for putting safety of tenant at risk

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 03 Mar 2024

A private landlord has been slammed with £9,000 in fines and costs for ignoring notices served by Brent Council to improve his property. Following reports of disrepair from a tenant of the flat in Harlesden, the council inspected the property and uncovered a range of hazards, including ventilation issues and […]

read more

Barking and Dagenham Council has launched a property licensing consultation

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 03 Mar 2024

Barking & Dagenham Council in east London is inviting residents and private landlords to have their say on the future of property licensing schemes in the borough with the aim of improving the quality of private rented homes. Barking and Dagenham Council’s existing selective licensing scheme has been operating since 2015. Throughout […]

read more

Property developer who illegally converted Ealing property into flats receives confiscation order exceeding one million pounds

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 26 Feb 2024

A property developer has been hit with a £1.44million penalty under the Proceeds of Crime Act after he continually broke planning rules and then refused to follow legal orders. Ali Bahbahani, of no fixed address, has been ordered to pay £1,283,444 for converting a home to create flats, including an extension, in […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 & […]

read more

London landlord: share your views on challenges facing the private rented sector

Author: LPL Admin | Date: 02 Aug 2023

Propertymark is working with the University of Dundee to understand more about the plans landlords in London have to retain their property investments, increase investment or withdraw from the sector and why. With changes over the past few years, including the Tenant Fees Act, Section 24 tax rules, minimum energy […]

read more

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 […]

read more