What properties do we licence?Islington run a property licencing scheme for all properties as below:
- Where there are five or more unrelated persons who may share some facilities
- All HMOs in Holloway and Caledonian Roads occupied by three or four unrelated persons that may share some facilities
By holding a property licence, you will need to comply with the ‘licensing conditions’ which will ensure the home you let out is properly managed and meets prescribed standards
Who can apply for a property licence?
A landlord, managing agent or a third party can apply. An application for a property licence from a non UK resident or company not based in the UK will only be considered valid if there is a managing agent based in the UK, who agrees to be bound by the conditions and obligations imposed by the licence by signing a declaration to confirm this.
How to apply
Before you apply have the following information to hand
|| Details of kitchens and bathrooms
|Names & Addresses of persons and organisations with interest in the property|| Payment card details
|Fire safety certificate (where your property has mains wired fire alarm system)||Gas safety certificate (where your property has gas)|
|Emergency lighting certificate (where installed)||Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)|
If the landlord fails to get a licence they could face enforcement from the council which could include a financial penalty.
The landlord cannot evict the tenants of an HMO that should be licensed but is not.
To check whether your property requires a licence, please contact us:
Tel: 020 7527 3083