Changes to private property licensing in Ealing

Ealing have made the following announcement:

Notice of Designation of areas for Selective Licensing under Section 80, Housing Act 2004

On 7 September 2022, the government approved Ealing Council’s proposals for a second larger selective licensing scheme (Selective Licensing Designation 2).  Due to the number of properties covered by the scheme, it needed approval by the government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

This new scheme will apply to the twelve wards (pre-May 2022 boundaries) of Acton Central, Dormers Wells, Greenford Broadway, Greenford Green, Hanger Hill, Hobbayne, Lady Margaret, North Greenford, Northolt Mandeville, Northolt West End, Perivale and South Acton. Evidence shows that in these areas, there is a significant proportion of private rented properties that have poor property conditions and standards. Check which ward your property is in here.

The scheme will come into force on 3 January 2023 and will last for a five year period. This will make it a legal requirement for landlords to obtain a licence to let a home in the wards of Acton Central, Dormers Wells, Greenford Broadway, Greenford Green, Hanger Hill, Hobbayne, Lady Margaret, North Greenford, Northolt Mandeville, Northolt West End, Perivale and South Acton (pre-May 2022 boundaries). The selective licensing fee is £750.

Applications can be made from 3 January 2023 and further information on how to apply will be made available on the council’s website in due course. Those who apply for a licence between 3 January and 3 April 2023 may be eligible to receive a 25% early application discount. Those who are already members of a recognised landlord’s accreditation scheme (LLAS, NRLA, UKAKA, ARLA, RICS and Safeagent) may also qualify for a further discount of £75. Once the scheme is in force, failure to obtain a licence may result in prosecution and an unlimited fine. As an alternative to prosecution, the council may impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000.

The public notice in regards to the scheme can be found via the link below.

Should you have any queries regarding the property licensing schemes, please email PRSlicensing@ealing.gov.uk.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wiltshire
Director of Community Development, Ealing Council

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