Private rented property licensing

Apply for a private rented property licence

The person making the application is usually the licence holder. This is typically the person who is in control of the property and the person who receives the rent. This could be the owner or landlord, however it could also be a manager employed by the owner.

You can only apply for one licence per property. You cannot transfer a licence to another person.

Applications from non UK residents

An application for a property licence from a non UK resident will only be considered valid if there is a managing agent based in the UK who agrees to be bound by the conditions and obligations imposed by the licence by signing a declaration to confirm this.

Before you apply

Please read the application guidance for private rented property licences which will provide you with step by step instructions on how to complete an application and what information will be required.

See guidance for landords on legal obligations and general management responsibilities.

Block or multi-flat applications cannot be submitted online. The paper application form and guidance notes can be downloaded or are available by contacting PRSlicensing@ealing.gov.uk or by telephoning 020 8825 9512.

New application

You should make a new application if:

  • this is the first time you have applied for a property licence
  • you want to change the licence holder
  • you have been refused a licence
  • your licence has been taken away from you.

Renewals

You should renew your licence if it is about to expire and you still wish to license the property. You must renew your licence before it expires.   

Material change refers to a change to the property itself or its management. It includes changes to, but not limited to, the layout of the property, use of rooms or spaces, changes in fire safety, property management or tenancy management. (This list is not exhaustive.)

Apply

The council will judge each application on an individual basis. You may need to supply additional information to support your application.

Start your application

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Refund policy

We will only issue a refund for a property licence under the following circumstances:

  • The property is outside the designated licensing area.
  • A duplicate application has been made in error.