London Borough of Croydon -Proposals for a new landlord licensing scheme in Croydon

09/03/2020 00:00

Proposals for a new landlord licensing scheme in Croydon

Have your say on proposals for the future of landlord licensing in Croydon. Get involved by completing the consultation questionnaire or by coming along to one of our events:

Events for landlords and agents

  • Monday 17 February, 10am to 11.30am, Town Hall, Croydon
  • Monday 17 February, 1pm to 2.30pm, Town Hall, Croydon

To register your interest in attending one of the above sessions, email

Library events

Opportunities to find out more about the licensing proposals, speak to council staff and pick up a paper questionnaire.

No booking required, just turn up!

For more information on the drop in sessions, email

Check this page for dates in case of amendments

Opportunities to find out more about the licensing proposals, speak to Council staff and pick up a paper questionnaire.

Ashburton Library

7 February 10.30am to 12.30pm

13 February 10am to midday

Bradmore Green Library

10 February 2pm to 4pm

Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Town Hall

14 February 11am to 2pm

Broad Green Library

3 February 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Croydon Central Library

6 February 10am to midday

27 February 10am to midday

Coulsdon Library

11 February 2pm to 4pm

13 February 2pm to 4pm

New Addington Library

12 February 10am to midday

20 February 2pm to 4pm

Purley Library

31 January 10am to midday

14 February 10am to midday

Sanderstead Library

5 February 10.30am to 12.30pm

Selsdon Library

30 January 11.30am to 1.30pm

20 February 11.30am to 1.30pm

Shirley Library

25 February 11.30am to 1.30pm

South Norwood Library

17 February 11.30am to 1.30pm

26 February 11.30am to 1.30pm

Thornton Heath Library

19 February midday to 2pm

Proposals for a borough-wide scheme

Our preferred option would be to continue our current approach and introduce a new selective licensing scheme to cover the whole of the borough, as most of Croydon has a higher proportion of private rented properties than the national average. Evidence from our current scheme also shows that there are significant issues with property conditions, home hazards and deprivation. In wards where the level of private renting is slightly lower than the national average, there is still evidence of anti-social behaviour that appears to be linked to privately rented properties.

Details of the proposals for a borough-wide scheme are on pages 23 to 26 of the consultation document

Proposals for a more limited scheme

We are also considering another option for a more limited scheme, covering around 97% of Croydon’s private rented sector but partially excluding some wards where the number of privately rented properties is lower than the national average. The scheme would include the 22 Croydon wards with high numbers of private rented properties, plus 16 small, specific pockets of high private renting areas in the remaining 6 wards.

This is not the preferred option, as there is concern this approach may cause displacement of problems in the private rented sector to areas not covered by a licensing scheme.

Details of the proposals for a more focussed scheme are on pages 20 to 22 of the consultation document.

More information

Printed copies of the consultation documents will be available to view at all Croydon libraries.

If you would like a paper copy or to receive this information in large print, braille, audio or another language, contact us at or 020 8760 5476.


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