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Brent Additional HMO & Selective Licensing schemes now live

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Landlords operating in the London Borough of Brent will be required to hold licences for their properties depending on type and location. All privately rented properties in Harlesden, Wembley Central, or Willesden Green wards will require a licence under Selective Licensing. All properties housing two or more households that share facilities will fall under Additional HMO Licensing, throughout the entire Borough…

Landlords operating in the London Borough of Brent will be required to hold licences for their properties depending on type and location. All privately rented properties in Harlesden, Wembley Central, or Willesden Green wards will require a licence under Selective Licensing. All properties housing two or more households that share facilities will fall under Additional HMO Licensing, throughout the entire Borough.

Guidance from the Brent Borough Council website can be very handy for landlords. Traditional HMOs which are typically above three stories will fall under mandatory licensing, while Additional HMO licensing will ‘catch’ the remaining HMO properties throughout the Borough.

Visit the Brent Borough Council property licensing webpage for landlords for more specific information.

The Brent Council webpage for licencing outlines what is expected of landlords in the near future regarding obligations after the two licensing scheme came into force on the 1st of January 2015.

Facing fines of up to £20,000 private landlords with properties in Brent should ensure they are up to date with legal compliance and apply for any/all licences their properties now require.

During the consultation period, Brent Council suggested that licence fees for properties that fall under the Selective Licensing designation would be set at £500 for a five year period. Fees for HMO properties under the Additional Licensing scheme would be set at the same rate as mandatory HMO licensing, which varies by number of rooms.

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