The London Borough of Waltham Forest has given notice that the borough will be designated for selective licensing starting today, 1 April 2015.
Where a property is a house in multiple occupation and licensed as such, selective licensing will not be required.
Once selective licensing comes into force, any person operating a licensable property without a license will be guilty of an offence under section 95(1) of the Housing Act 2004 and shall be liable to prosecution.
When managing your rental properties, please be aware that in order to issue a valid Section 21 notice, a valid license will be required to be in place. Landlords must therefore ensure that their properties have the correct licensing.
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