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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fultham Discretionary Licensing Schemes

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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Environmental Health Services, Residential

PO Box 66532, London,W8 9GL2

Tel: 020 8753 1081

Email: phs@lbhf.gov.uk

Web: www.lbhf.gov.uk

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September 2017

 

 

Our reference:

Property Licensing

email:

phs@lbhf.gov.uk

 

 

Dear Landlord/Letting Agent

Improving private rented housing – choosing the right licence for you

We want to make the private rented sector in Hammersmith & Fulham a place where tenants and landlords feel safe and protected.

 Nearly all privately rented properties in the borough need to be licensed.  We’ve introduced two new licensing schemes to help give people who rent their homes and their tenants, the best protection.  These two new schemes are in addition to the mandatory licensing scheme and were backed by residents and landlords who took part in our consultation last December.

 Which licence do I need?

 There are three types of property licences:

 Mandatory licensing

 This applies to houses in multiple occupation, which must:

  •  comprise three or more storeys (for guidance on storeys please refer to Statutory Instrument 371 The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006). 
  • be occupied by five or more people and two or more households (A household can be a couple, one person or several people provided they are all members of the same family, including half-relatives, foster children etc.).  However, an individual with five friends is not a single household, but six.
  • share either a bathroom, kitchen, shower or toilet.   

 Additional licensing

 This applies to houses in multiple occupation, which must:

  • comprise three or more persons who form two or more households,
  • share either a bathroom, kitchen, shower or toilet.  

 Selective licensing

This is applied to all private rented properties on certain designated streets, please see list of streets attached. For more information on our property licensing schemes, application, frequently asked questions and answers and list of streets that have been designated under selective licensing, please visit the following page of our website: www.lbhf.gov.uk/propertylicences

What do I need to do

You must apply and pay for a licence online: www.lbhf.gov.uk/propertylicences .

Information you will need:

  •  Freeholder details

  • Mortgage details

  • Leaseholder details

  • Contact details for all interested parties

  • Limited companies - Companies House registration number

  • Number of people living at the property, their names and tenancy start dates

  • Room sizes

  • Fire safety details: provision of fire doors, smoke alarms etc.  If you do not have fire safety provision please say “None”, “0” or answer as appropriate. 

  • Your membership number, if you’re a member of a landlord association or the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS).

    Documentation you may be required to upload online: 

  • Gas certificate: If your property has a gas supply, you’ll need to supply a copy of the most up to date gas safety certificate.

  • Property plan: For mandatory or additional licences only, please find enclosed a template which illustrates the level of detail required.  

    If you would like any further information about your application, or if you are a letting agent and would like me to visit your offices to discuss with your team please email phs@lbhf.gov.uk

    Two LLAS training sessions have been organised on the 12th October and the 30th November 2017, where we'll discuss the new schemes at the end of the session.  To book please go to: http://www.londonlandlords.org.uk/courses/ .

     A landlord forum is being organised for early next year.  Please go to our web site for further information. 

Yours faithfully

Debbie Ricketts

Principal Private Housing and Health Officer

Private Housing and Health Director for Environmental Health - Nicholas Austin

 

Designated streets for selective licensing

Adie Road

Aldensley Road

Armadale Road

Askew Crescent

Askew Road

Aspenlea Road

Basuto Road

Batoum Gardens

Batson Street

Beaconsfield Terrace Road

Bentworth Road

Beryl Road

Bloemfontein Road

Bothwell Street

Bryony Road

Bulwer Street

Byam Street

Cambria Street

Cambridge Grove

Cathnor Road

Caxton Road

Chancellors Road

Clancarty Road

Colehill Lane

Coningham Mews

Coulter Road

Crabtree Lane

Daffodil Street

Dalling Road

Dawes Road

Devonport Road

Dunraven Road

Eddiscombe Road

Effie Place

Effie Road

Epirus Mews

Erconwald Street

Felden Street

Fielding Road

Filmer Road

Firth Gardens

Foxglove Street

Frithville Gardens

Fulham Broadway

Fulham High Street

Fulham Park Road

Fulham Road

Galloway Road

Glenroy Street

Glenthorne Road

Goldhawk Mews

Goldhawk Road

Goodwin Road

Hawksmoor Street

Hofland Road

Hopgood Street

Jerdan Place

Kenmont Gardens

Kilmarsh Road

King Street

King's Road

Lalor Street

Lamington Street

Lanfrey Place

Larnach Road

Leamore Street

Lettice Street

Leysfield Road

Lilac Street

Lime Grove

Loris Road

Lower Mall

Luxemburg Gardens

Macfarlane Road

Maurice Street

Melina Road

Melrose Terrace

Micklethwaite Road

Milson Road

Moore Park Road

New King's Road

Norbroke Street

Normand Road

North End Crescent

North End Road

Old Oak Road

Ollgar Close

Ormiston Grove

Overstone Road

Palliser Road

Parsons Green

Parsons Green Lane

Porten Road

Primula Street

Purcell Crescent

Ravenscourt Place

Raynham Road

Redmore Road

Reporton Road

Rigault Road

Rockley Road

Rosebury Road

Ryecroft Street

Scrubs Lane

Shepherd's Bush Place

Shepherd's Bush Road

Sherbrooke Road

Snowbury Road

Southcombe Street

Southerton Road

Spring Vale Terrace

Stanwick Road

Sterne Street

Studland Street

Talgarth Road

Tamarisk Square

Terrick Street

Trevanion Road

Tyrawley Road

Upper Mall

Uxbridge Road

Vereker Road

Waterford Road

Wells Road

Wood Lane

Woodlawn Road

Woodstock Grove

Yew Tree Road