Property licensing

People in Brent have a right to expect well-managed, decent and safe standard of private rented accommodation. If you own or manage a property that is rented out to five or more people who are unrelated, you will need to get a licence regardless of the number of storeys in the building.

If you fail to get a licence, you could receive an unlimited fine upon prosecution and be given a criminal record, or receive a civil penalty of up to £30,000 per offence, and may be banned from running a rental property.

Find out if you need a licence

Use our handy tool to find out if you need a licence

  • Q1
  • How many people live at your privately rented property?
  • Q2
  • How many households live at the property?
  • Q3
  • How many storeys does the the property have?
  • Q3
  • How many people live at your privately rented property?

If the property is in the wards of Dudden Hill, Kensal Green, Kilburn, Mapesbury or Queen's Park it falls under the:

Selective Licensing Scheme

Enter the postcode into My Location to see if it is.

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This property falls under the:

Additional Licensing Scheme

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This property falls under the:

Mandatory Licensing Scheme

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What licence do I need?

There are three different types of licences for privately rented accommodation:

Mandatory HMO Licence 

A mandatory HMO licence is needed if your property:

  • contains five or more people in two or more households; and
  • contains shared facilities such as a kitchen, bathroom or toilet.

Additional HMO Licence

This licence is for all privately rented properties occupied by three or four people making up two or more households.

An additional licence applies to HMOs that does not fall within the remit of the mandatory HMO licensing scheme.

These are properties that:

  • have been converted into self-contained flats; and
  • the conversion did not comply with the relevant Building Regulations in force at that time and still does not comply; and
  • less than two thirds of the flats are owner occupied
  • are HMO's in certain purpose built blocks of flats.

Read the conditions for the HMO licence

Selective Licence

  • This is a licence to rent out a property (that is not a HMO) in the wards of Dudden Hill, Kensal Green, Kilburn, Mapesbury and Queens Park where occupied by a single person, two people or single household.

Read the conditions of the selective licence 

Apply for or renew a property licence

Apply for your licence or Renew your licence 

 

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