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New law requires landlords in Brent to obtain selective licence

Since August 1st, a new law mandating landlords to acquire a selective licence has come into effect in three Brent wards.

Landlords renting out properties in Dollis Hill, Harlesden & Kensal Green, and Willesden Green are now legally obliged to possess this licence.

Failure to obtain the necessary licence can result in landlords facing prosecution and potentially unlimited fines.

In light of this development, Councillor Promise Knight, Cabinet Member for Housing, Homelessness, and Renters’ Security, shared her thoughts on the matter.

“The landlords who work with us take pride in renting out properties that offer decent facilities and living conditions to tenants.

“The licensing scheme supports landlords in offering the best they can to tenants, ensuring that tenants’ safety and security are protected,” said Cllr Promise Knight.

She further underscored the importance of compliance with this new regulation, saying,

“We encourage landlords and agents with properties in Dollis Hill, Harlesden and Kensal Green, and Willesden Green to apply for a licence as soon as possible.”

This new law aims to improve the overall quality of rental properties and enhance the safety and well-being of tenants in these specific Brent wards.

Landlords and property agents operating in these areas are urged to promptly initiate the licensing process to avoid legal consequences.

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