Last updated: 15 December 2023

Next review: 15 August 2024

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.  

Read more about the benefits of property licensing.

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.

Find out more about our Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy.