Check the property licensing map to see if you require a licence for a home you rent out privately within Scheme 1 and Scheme 2 in Redbridge. All properties in these 2 locations must have a licence in place before they can be rented out.
It is an offence to rent out a property to tenants without a licence. If your property is not licensed you must submit an application now to avoid being penalised up to £30k or prosecuted.
Enforcement of unlicensed properties in scheme 1 has now begun. Scheme 2 came into force on 1 October 2018 and landlords must also apply for a licence now. A discounted fee of £250 is available as an incentive until 31 December 2018. Enforcement of unlicensed properties will commence from 1 January 2019.
By law, the Local Authority must publish a register of licensed private rented properties.
If you are a tenant you can check if the property you are living in has been licensed by searching the register.
Register of HMO licences up to 07/09/2018 (PDF 413KB)
All other licences can be found on the Public Register
If you think your property isn't licensed or that it doesn't comply with the licensing conditions, you can: