Enfield Council Push Forward with Selective Licencing


Despite landlords’ overwhelming negative response to its consultation, with 73% against selective licensing and 56% opposed to additional HMO licensing, Enfield believes it’s the best way to crack down on the private rented sector.


The government has approved Enfield's application to introduce a selective licensing scheme.  The licensing scheme will come into effect on 1 September 2021.


Selective licensing will apply to all privately rented residential properties occupied by single households, or two unrelated individuals, located in 14 wards (areas) across the Enfield borough.  The wards covered by the selective licensing scheme are:

  • Bowes
  • Edmonton Green
  • Enfield Highway
  • Enfield Lock
  • Haselbury
  • Jubilee
  • Lower Edmonton
  • Palmers Green
  • Ponders End
  • Southbury
  • Southgate Green
  • Turkey Street
  • Upper Edmonton
  • Chase

The selective licensing scheme is being introduced to help tackle poor property conditions and standards, high levels of deprivation and anti-social behaviour. The scheme requires landlords to obtain a licence for each property they rent out in these wards and comply with a range of conditions to ensure good property management.

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