Redbridge Selective Licensing Scheme starts on 8 April 2024

Monday, April 8th, 2024 - Redbridge Council

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 extends licensing to all private rented properties occupied by a single household or two unrelated sharers in the fifteen council wards of:

  • Aldborough
  • Barkingside
  • Chadwell
  • Churchfields
  • Clementswood
  • Cranbrook
  • Fairlop
  • Goodmayes
  • Hainault
  • Loxford
  • Mayfield
  • Newbury
  • Seven Kings
  • South Woodford
  • Wanstead Village

If you are unsure whether your property is within selective licensing scheme 4, you can check by using an interactive map on the council’s website.

Selective licensing scheme 3

There is a selective licensing scheme covering the council wards of Valentines and Ilford Town which started on 1 November 2023.

If you are unsure whether your property is within selective licensing scheme 3, you can check by using a separate interactive map on the council’s website.

HMO licensing

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) need to be licensed under the council’s mandatory HMO and additional licensing schemes that extend borough wide.   

When can I apply?

Redbridge Council started to accept licence applications for their new selective licensing scheme on 4 March 2024. You can access their online application system here.

To accompany your licence application, the council have told us you need to provide:

  • Electrical Installation Condition Report.
  • Gas Safety Certificate (if there are any gas appliances).
  • Energy Performance Certificate.
  • Portable Appliance Test Certificate (if applicable)
  • Landlord accreditation certificate (if claiming the accreditation discount)

How much will a selective licence application cost?

There will be a fixed fee of £860 per property.

The fee is paid in two instalments: £320 at the time of application and the balance when the licence is ready to be approved.

There is a £35 discount for accredited landlords.

Looking for more information?

You can visit the council’s website or email

London Property Licensing has published a free guide with more detailed information about property licensing and HMO planning rules in the London Borough of Redbridge, available here.