New property licensing scheme will affect Landlords in Enfield

13th June 2021

New property licensing scheme will affect Landlords in Enfield

Enfield Council introduce new Selective licensing

The government has approved Enfield's application to introduce a selective licensing scheme which will start from 1 September 2021.

Selective licensing applies to all privately rented residential properties occupied by single households, or two unrelated individuals, located in the following 14 wards (areas) across the Enfield borough:

·   Bowes

·   Edmonton Green

·   Enfield Highway

·   Enfield Lock

·   Haselbury

·   Jubilee

·   Lower Edmonton

·   Palmers Green

·   Ponders End

·   Southbury

·   Southgate Green

·   Turkey Street

·   Upper Edmonton

·   Chase

The designation makes it compulsory for all private rented properties in these wards to have a licence. Landlords will need to obtain a selective licence for each property they rent out, excluding those properties needing a licence under the mandatory or additional HMO licensing schemes.

How much will the new Enfield licence fee cost?

The fee for a selective licence is £600. This is split into two parts: 

·   Part 1 (£260) is taken on application to cover the costs of processing the application.

·   Part 2 (£340) is taken after the licence has been granted to cover the costs of managing and enforcing the scheme.

Are there any exemptions to Enfield’s licensing scheme?

Some tenancies and licences are exempt. These can be found under The Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (England) Order 2006.
If your property is already licensed as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) under Enfield’s mandatory or additional HMO licensing schemes, you do not need to apply for a selective licence.

Do I need to apply for a selective licence in Enfield?

If your property is in one of the 14 wards (areas) above, you will need to make an application for a licence.

Applications for a property licence can only be made online through the property licensing website from 1 August 2021. You can access the site by phone, tablet and PC devices and make multiple licence applications, pay the licence fee and provide the necessary application documentation.

The team at Anthony Webb Estate Agents are experienced at submitting applications on behalf of Landlords. If you would like us to handle the process for you, please contact our lettings management team on 020 8882 7888.