Landlords renting out homes in Dollis Hill, Harlesden & Kensal Green and Willesden Green, will legally be required to have a licence from 1 August this year. Brent’s cabinet voted in favour of introducing a selective licensing scheme in the three wards today (17 April).
The three wards were selected following a borough-wide consultation that began last year. A report to cabinet members showed that a selective licensing scheme would have a positive impact on poor property conditions and high levels of antisocial behaviour in the three areas. Dollis Hill, Harlesden & Kensal Green and Willesden Green also have a high number of private rented sector properties in Brent, well above the national average.