Property licensing

Licence application handling service

With an estimated 316,000 private rented homes in London needing a property licence, many landlords find themselves struggling to understand the rules and yet fearful of getting things wrong.

Did you know there are now over thirty-five additional and selective licensing schemes operating in London? In some areas, you only need a licence for larger Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) whilst in other areas licensing has been extended to all house and flat shares occupied by 3 or more people. Some councils have extended licensing to all private rented homes occupied by a single family. The licensing arrangements are far from simple.

Failing to have the correct licence for your property can lead to criminal prosecution and a hefty fine, a civil penalty of up to £30,000, an order to repay up to 12 months rent and the inability to evict your tenants using a Section 21 Notice of Seeking Possession. It can all seem rather daunting.

Our property licence application service

Fortunately, help is at hand. We have developed a unique, hassle-free service to help you obtain the correct licence for your property. We are experts when it comes to property licensing and our service is available throughout the London area.

We start by checking what type of licence you need. Once you have confirmed a booking, we send you a property licensing information pack that helps to explain the process and answer your questions.

We ask you for certain information required to complete the application form and arrange a convenient date to inspect your property. The inspection is carried out by a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, we provide a written report and highlight any compliance issues. We provide simple, impartial and expert advice to help you understand and comply with the law.

If you do not have a floorplan (essential to accompany most applications), we can prepare one for you for an extra fee. If your property is an HMO, we will provide a fire safety procedure notice for you to display in the property.

We prepare the licence application together with notifications forms which must be sent to all interested parties. Once the application is ready, we check the council’s licence application fee and highlight any discounts available. The application can then be submitted.

Our service doesn’t stop there. You can contact us for licensing advice by email or telephone throughout the application process.

In due course, the council will send you a draft licence and give you at least 14 days to comment on the terms and conditions before the licence is approved. If you have any concerns about the draft licence, we can prepare a written representation for you at no extra cost.

Our Fees

For property licensing within the London area, we offer a fixed-price service for handling your licence application from start to finish:

  • Mandatory HMO licence application, up to six occupants (excluding the council’s licence application fee): £925+VAT
  • Additional and selective licence application, up to six occupants (excluding the council’s licence application fee): £825+VAT
  • Selective licence application, reduced rate if the property is let to a single family (excluding the council’s licence application fee): £725+VAT
  • HMOs with 7 or more occupants and section 257 HMOs: Price on application (POA)

Optional extra services

  • Preparation of a measured estate agent style floorplan to accompany your application (single family let and HMO with up to six occupants): £120+VAT

Our service does not include the provision of gas, electrical or any other safety certificates. However, we will advise you what documents are needed and may be able to help arrange this. Please ask for details.

You need to act now

Regardless of whether you decide to use our service, we urge you to comply with licensing requirements at the earliest opportunity. You can pay a small price for getting your property licensed or face significant financial and reputational penalties if you fail to act.

About us

Providing a responsive, high quality customer focused service is important to us. We like to be the best at what we do. In 2016, we were awarded Best Service Provider in the Private Rented Sector by the UK Landlord Accreditation Partnership. In 2017, we were finalists for the FSB London Property Business of the Year Award and in 2019 we were awarded Best Landlord Service Provider by LLAS & ATLAS. You can read reviews on Trust Pilot.

Enquire today and get your property licensed

Complete the enquiry form below and we will be in touch within 5 working days.

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    London Property Licensing
    Suite LP44357, 20-22 Wenlock Road
    London N1 7GU

    London Property Licensing is the Trading name of Tacagni Consultancy Limited. Company No: 5131075. Registered in England & Wales. Registered office: 237 Westcombe Hill, London SE3 7DW. VAT registration Number 218190811. Updated August 2022