From 1 September 2014 all private rented properties in the borough will be required to be licensed. The fee for the five year licence will be £500.
For landlords who meet the criteria there is still time to purchase a selective or additional licence, at the reduced rate for £180. To apply for the lower rate licence pay online and upload the fully completed application form together with a valid gas safety certificate if there is gas at the property.
If you have any queries you can reach the team by calling 020 8724 8898 between the hours of 10am – 4pm, however please note that the telephone lines are extremely busy at the moment and if you experience problems getting through to the department you can send an email requesting a call back or forward questions by email to: Privaterentedpropertylicensing@lbbd.gov.uk.
Please note that we would recommend all applicants forward their applications as soon as possible as we are not responsible for issues relating to internet problems of postal delays and incomplete applications will not be considered for a reduced fee.
The next Landlords and Letting Agents Forum will be taking place on 2 September 2014 to reserve a place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org