Private rented property licensing

Selective licensing

From 1 April 2022 you will need a selective licence for all privately rented properties in the wards of East Acton, Southall Broadway and Southall Green (pre May 2022 ward boundaries).

Selective licensing applies to properties occupied by a single household (e.g. a family) or those occupied by two households of no more than two persons (e.g. two friends living together). Selective licensing does not apply to properties licensable under the mandatory or additional HMO licensing schemes.

You can find out if your property falls within the selective licensing designation area by searching using the postcode for your property.

View the selective licensing designation (PDF)

Selective licences granted for properties in Acton Central and South Acton

Existing selective licences granted for properties in Acton Central and South Acton under the council's previous selective licensing scheme remain valid and licence holders are still required to meet the conditions of the licence until it expires.

Provided you do not exceed the number of households/occupants specified on your existing licence,you will not be required to apply for either an additional or mandatory HMO licence.

Once a selective licence expires, if the property meets the criteria of either an additional or mandatory HMO you will be required to apply for the appropriate licence and pay the appropriate fee.