Last updated: 15 December 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.  

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.