Selective licensing scheme covering Harrow Council’s Roxbourne & Roxeth wards has ended

Monday, September 4th, 2023 - London Property Licensing

A selective licensing scheme covering Harrow Council’s Roxbourne & Roxeth wards has ended after five years.

The scheme came into force on 14 March 2018 and extended licensing to all private rented properties within these two council wards.

Whilst the council’s public register lists 1,753 selectively licensed properties, the council have been operating three selective licensing schemes. It is unclear how many licences were issued under the Roxbourne & Roxeth ward scheme.

To date, there is no indication the council has consulted on a replacement selective licensing scheme, and the council’s corporate plan 2023 – 2026 makes no reference to new licensing schemes being introduced.

Even if the council decide to implement a replacement scheme, the timescale for the consultation and implementation process means any new scheme is unlikely to start before 2024.

London Property Licensing has contacted Harrow Council to request an update. If we received any further information, our website will be updated.

Harrow Council still operate mandatory HMO licensing, borough wide additional licensing, and two selective licensing schemes covering part of the borough.

Our free guide containing more information about property licensing and HMO planning restrictions in the London Borough of Harrow is available here.

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