Dear Service User,

Please note that following a recent system upgrade, some errors have been identified in the way the system is functioning.

You may experience one or more of the following (but please continue to make your application/s):

  1. This system is generating auto reminders for selective renewals for properties that may not currently require a licence. The most reliable way to check whether you need to renew an expired licence is to use our interactive map and check whether your rented property falls into a licensable ward: Map (redbridge.gov.uk). If you have an HMO licence that has expired or is expiring, you will require a licence no matter where your property is located.
  2. You may continue to receive reminders to make an application, even though you have recently submitted and paid for a licence. Please be assured that your fee and application have been received.
  3. If you have applied to licence a property that is currently not in a licensable ward, you will receive a full refund and the application will be closed, once this has been allocated to a processing officer. This may take up to 4 weeks to complete.

We are experiencing a high volume of enquiries at present. We apologise if you have submitted an enquiry to Prslicensing@redbridge.gov.uk and have not yet received a response. Unfortunately, it may take up to 21 days to respond.

House with Multiple Occupancies Application

Property Licensing Application forms (including Selective and HMO)

Our new Additional licensing scheme has been approved and is now accepting new small HMO applications of 3 to 4 persons, forming 2 or more unrelated households and sharing at least one facility i.e. wc. This is a Boroughwide scheme lasting for 5 years from 18th September 2023 to 17th September 2028. Additional licensing also includes s257 HMO and HMO in Purpose built blocks of flats. Planning consent is required for all types of HMO. (new fees apply see website for details)
Documents Required on application: Detailed Floor plans with measurements and position of fire escapes/alarms etc; Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), Gas Safe Certificate if applicable; Fire Risk assessment, Fire detection and alarm system installation certificate.

Selective licensing scheme 3 This new Selective scheme commences 1st November 2023 and covers two wards Valentines and Ilford Town. This scheme covers single households only. All previous Selective schemes have now ended. (New fees apply see website for details).
Documents required on application: Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) graded A to D (E & F grades are non compliant) Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), Gas Safe Certificate if applicable.

Mandatory HMO licensing is for 5 or more occupants, forming 2 or more unrelated households, sharing facilities. This is a Boroughwide scheme and a renewal is mandatory after 5 years. Planning consent is required for all HMO.
Documents Required on application: Detailed Floor plans with measurements and position of fire escapes/alarms etc; Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), Gas Safe Certificate if applicable; Fire Risk assessment, Fire detection and alarm system installation certificate.

If you have any queries or problems regarding applying for a property licence please email: Prslicensing@redbridge.gov.uk

Please also refer to our website for future updates under the Landlord Zone found here: www.redbridge.gov.uk/housing/private-rentals/

Important updates as of 1st April 2022.
Please note all new HMO applications should have Planning Consent to be an HMO or have a certificate of lawfulness in place, otherwise applicants will receive a 1 year licence in the interim. Please see website for further details. www.redbridge.gov.uk/planning-and-building/protected-buildings-and-conservation-areas/article-4-direction-c4-hmos/

All other licence fees will increase as of 1st April 2023 Please refer to website for further details www.redbridge.gov.uk/housing/private-rentals/

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