London Borough of Newham

London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU
London Borough of Newham

Newham Selective Licensing Consultation

The number of privately rented properties in Newham has grown significantly in recent years with the current figure standing at approximately 45,000. Private renting is predicted to continue to rise, as demand for housing outstrips supply and house prices remain unaffordable for many residents.

Newham Councils believes that their past experience shows that without licensing anti-social behaviour in rental properties is likely to increase. The borough is committed to driving up the quality of private rented properties in the borough and reducing the problems associated with it. They believe proposing a new scheme for January 2018 will diminish crime, anti-social behaviour, and deprivation in new and existing rental properties.

The London Borough are consulting on two options:

Option 1 - Implement a borough-wide scheme This option proposes to implement a borough-wide Additional Licensing scheme (covering houses in multiple occupation) and Selective Licensing scheme (properties with one family or household). This means all private sector landlords will need a licence and have to meet the necessary criteria in order to hold a licence.

Option 2 - Implement a borough-wide scheme that excludes E20 This option proposes to implement a borough-wide Additional Licensing scheme (covering houses in multiple occupation) and Selective Licensing scheme (properties with one family or household) across the whole borough apart from the East Village (E20 postcode area) in Stratford.

The closing date for comments is Monday 23 January 2017 and the report will be published Thursday 6 April 2017.

For more information on the consultation and details on how to reply, click here.

Contact Details

Phone: 0208 430 2000 ext 31868

Accreditation Scheme

Phone: 020 3373 1868

Bond Scheme

Phone: 020 3373 3173

Private Sector Housing

Phone: 020 3373 1950
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