In some cases properties maybe exempt from the requirements of licensing under part 2 of the Housing Act. The following list gives those exemptions.
- Buildings controlled or managed by a Local Housing Authority
- Buildings controlled or managed by registered social landlords and housing providers
- Buildings controlled or managed by police
- Buildings controlled or managed by fire brigade
- Buildings controlled or managed by Health Service Body
- Buildings regulated by other enactments
- Certain university/college accommodation occupied by students
- Buildings occupied by religious communities (except section 257 HMO’s)
- Any building occupied by two persons who form two households. Note: This does not include building located in Romford Town and Brooklands wards from 25 January 2021 due to a change in designation.
If in doubt email us at email@example.com and we will supply you with an exemption certificate to complete.
You may be eligible for a three month temporary exemption if:
- the property is in the process of being sold
- the owner has given the tenants notice and the property will be sold
- the owner of the property is moving into the property
- the property is in the process of being converted into a commercial premises
- a licence holder has died the licence is terminated and a temporary exemption notice may be issued
If you think that your property may fall under one of the above criteria, you must make a temporary exemption application.
Please be sure to include evidence, which will be reviewed at the council’s discretion and may be refused.
Apply for a temporary exemption
Public register of temporary exemption notices
View the public register of temporary exemption notices issued