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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.
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:
- Mandatory House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
- Additional House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
- Selective Licencing - applies to all single households (non-HMO) privately rented property depending on where they are located