Landlord licensing

We’ve extended our consultation on landlord licensing to ask for the views of people in Camden, Brent, Barnet, Haringey, Islington, Westminster and the City of London.

Our proposals aim to improve standards in shared housing – like bedsits, house shares and converted flats – by licensing landlords of these properties.

Under the plans, landlords would need to apply for a five-year licence and pay a fee, and properties would be expected to meet a set of minimum standards.

Take part

More than 1,000 people have already responded to the survey. If you would be affected by our proposals, please fill it in if you haven't already responded. If you know someone who would be affected, please tell them about the survey. We’re keen to get the views of residents, businesses, tenants and landlords in the areas listed above.

Anyone who has already responded to the consultation does not need to do so again as their views will still be taken into account.

More information

The survey closes on Tuesday 5 May. Read the proposal summary and find the survey here.

To find out more phone 020 7974 2543 or visit