Last updated: 15 August 2023
Next review: 15 August 2024
Benefits of property licensing
Property licensing helps ensure that private rented properties in the borough are in good condition and managed properly. It also helps improve housing standards, tackle anti-social behaviour and keep our residents safe.
It’s against the law for landlords and managing agents to let a property that is not properly licensed. Those who do so may be prosecuted or fined up to £30,000 for each offence.
If a Rent Repayment Order (RRO) is granted, the landlord may also have to pay back up to a year’s rental income.