Tower Hamlets Council has decided that from 1st October 2016 a selective licensing scheme for private landlords renting to tenants will be introduced in three wards:
- Spitalfields and Banglatown - this will affect residents of the Holland estate
- Whitechapel (pre-2014 boundaries)
This will mean that private landlords must obtain a licence from the council before a property can be rented out to a tenant.
The council has a page on its website with full details of how the scheme will operate.
This will affect EastendHomes leaseholders who wish to let out their property to a sub-tenant. Leaseholders are reminded that they are also asked to inform EastendHomes if they intend to sub-let their home. If you have a mortgage secured on the property, you may also require agreement from the lender.