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The processing team will continue to issue selective licences and answer enquiries. Applicants will still be able to apply for licences online and make application fee payments.
Applications for temporary exemptions and requests for licence fee refunds will also continue.
HMO licence applications will continue to be processed and if the information provided with the application suggests that the
HMO is likely to be compliant then the licence may be granted with appropriate conditions and a compliance visit carried out when possible afterwards.
Selective licensing applies to all privately rented properties occupied by single households located in specific areas across the borough. These areas are split as Scheme 1 and Scheme 2.
What is a household?
A household is either a single person or members of the same family who live together. A family includes people who are:
- married or living together - including people in same-sex relationships
- relatives or half-relatives, for example, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings
- step-parents and step-children
- a foster child living with a foster parent (s) is treated as living in the same household
Official designation and public notice
The following are the official designations for the selective licensing schemes:
Scheme 1 came into force on 13 July 2017
Scheme 2 came into force on 1 October 2018
Fees and charges
Selective licence fees from 1 January 2019
Fee on application
Grant of a licence
One household or
two unrelated individuals
Applications for a selective licence may be made by submitting a paper licence. However, there is a £100 processing fee for this service.
Please ensure you read the Redbridge minimum property standards (PDF 141KB) before applying for a licence.
When you are granted your selective licence it will be subject to conditions that you will be required to comply with. A compliance visit may be carried out during the length of your licence period to ensure that licence conditions are complied with.
Your rented property is exempt from selective licensing if the tenancy or licence to occupy the property is granted by a body which is registered as a social landlord.
Your rented property may also be exempt from selective licensing if the tenancy or licence to occupy the property meets the exemptions listed in the following regulations:
You may be entitled to a refund of the application fee in certain circumstances.
For more information on refunds view the Redbridge Refund Policy (PDF 264KB)
Property Licensing Team
10th Floor rear
255-259 High Road,
Ilford, IG1 1NY