Last updated: 22 December 2023

Next review: 31 August 2024

We will provide information and advice to landlords to support them in meeting their obligation to provide good quality rental accommodation for their tenants.

If you are a landlord, you can find out more about property licensing at our quarterly landlord forums or sign-up for our landlord email newsletter.

As a property licence holder you will need to comply with the licence conditions and property standards for the type of licence you hold. These ensure that important safety measures are in place and that landlords and agents need to deal effectively with issues including any anti-social behaviour arising from the occupation of rented houses.

Please read our Standards for Private Rented Property in Waltham Forest. This document is intended to guide landlords about the standard of repair that we expect from privately rented accommodation. The guidance is aimed at houses and self-contained flats occupied by a single household. It covers reasonable repair and provides information regarding space standards and housing hazards. There are additional Property Standards required for HMOs.

There is further information available on Property licensing in the borough and your responsibilities as a landlord (including licence exemptions, licence conditions, health & safety requirements).

We have devised a helpful user guide for landlords that includes all the relevant information you will need.