Make sure you don’t forget to apply for a licence

An agent in Enfield has been fined over £10,000 for not licensing in a Selective Licence area.

Gracechurch Property Services was ordered to pay a £7,500 fine and £1,299 in costs with an additional £2,000 victim surcharge – a total of £10,799 – during a recent sentencing hearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.

The rules place responsibility for licensing on anyone who is a person managing or in control of a privately-rented property. This includes property management and letting agents and is not just the responsibility of landlords.

Selective licensing in Enfield applies to all privately rented residential properties occupied by one or two persons, or single family households, in 14 areas of the borough.

 

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