Apply for a property licence

Please note that as of 1 October 2018 there are changes in the law which mean that if you rent out a property that is occupied by 5 or more people from 2 or more households with shared facilities such as a kitchen, bathroom or toilet you will need a Mandatory HMO property licence. Failure to licence a property could result in a prosecution in court or a financial penalty of up to £30K.

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If you rent out a property in the London Borough of Redbridge you may need a licence. If you do not have a valid licence you may be and fined up to £30,000 for each unlicensed property or face an unlimited fine issued by the court. You must licence each property that you rent out.

Apply for a property licence

Types of licence

The licence you need will depend on the location, type, size and number of people living in a rented property.
In Redbridge there are three different types of licences:

Check if your property requires a selective licence



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