From 17 November 2022 landlords in Haringey Council who privately rent homes to a single-family or 2 unrelated sharers within one of the designated wards in the east of the borough will require a licence from the Council to legally let their property.
This new scheme, called Selective Property Licensing, is in addition to the existing borough-wide HMO Licence which some landlords may already have. With just a matter of weeks before this fresh legal requirement comes into force its time for all Haringey landlords to check whether they need to apply.
The scheme is due to run for 5 years and applies to all properties in the eastern side of the borough, roughly all properties east of the railway lines that run through Haringey. The full list of wards affected are:
Not familiar with the wards? Haringey Council have provided a online tool to check if your property needs a licence using a postcode search.
Haringey Council charge a fixed fee of £600 per property, split into two instalments – £350 payable when you apply and a further £250 when the licence is ready to be approved.
This is the latest legal obligation landlords need to comply with. We recently published an article about the changing smoke & carbon monoxide alarm regulation which comes in on 1 October 2022.
We’ve also put together a detailed list of key legislation Landlords’ need to comply with, along with some handy links to find out more. Visit our Landlords’ Legal Obligations page for details.
If you are a landlord in Haringey looking for help with meeting your legal requirements speak to our property management team on 020 8342 9444 or email email@example.com