25 May 2021

Every single rental property in 14 wards of Enfield will need a licence soon.  They will need either a selective licence, an Additional HMO licence or a Mandatory HMO licence.

The civil penalty fines for failing to licence are punitive and almost always wrapped up with even more fines for non-compliant properties. If you need help to understand which licence you need or help making your property compliant or applying for a licence get in touch with Landlord Licensing & Defence here.

Here is the council’s formal notice:

Notice of Designation of areas for Selective Licensing under Section 80, Housing Act 2004

I am writing following your response, attendance or involvement in the public consultation held in 2019 on the Additional and Selective Licensing schemes in the London Borough of Enfield.

On 22 January 2020, Enfield Council’s Cabinet agreed to designate selective licensing in 14 wards, subject to Government approval.   The Council has now received confirmation from the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government approving the Council’s application for a selective licensing scheme in the following wards (areas):  

Bowes, Edmonton Green, Enfield Highway, Enfield Lock, Haselbury, Jubilee, Lower Edmonton, Palmers Green, Ponders End, Southbury, Southgate Green, Turkey Street, Upper Edmonton and Chase.

The  selective licensing scheme will come into force on 1 September 2021 and will cover private rented properties occupied by single households or two unrelated individuals.  The scheme will mean that landlords renting out properties in those 14 wards will need to obtain a licence and comply with a set of licence conditions relating to the safety and management of the property.

The selective licensing scheme has been introduced in areas where evidence shows there is a large number of private rented properties that have poor property conditions and standards, high level of deprivation and a significant and persistent problem caused by anti-social behaviour.   

Attached is the statutory notice which contains further information and a map of the selective  licensing designation.  You can also find more information on property licensing in Enfield on our website at http://www.enfield.gov.uk/propertylicensing

The selective licensing scheme is in addition to the borough wide additional House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing scheme which was introduced on 1 September 2020. 

Help and Advice

If you are looking for advice or help with your rental property or HMO. If you’ve received notices or enforcement action from the council. If you’ve a Rent Repayment Order. Then please get in touch and we can help you.

Complete the contact form here.  Book an expert consultancy call here. Call us on 0208 088 0788.  

Or send enforcement documents you’ve received to us help@landlordsdefence.co.uk

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