Some privately rented homes in London need a property licence. If your home needs a licence, your landlord is responsible for obtaining it.
Holding the correct property licence is a legal requirement and demonstrates that the property is suitable for occupation and managed to an acceptable standard.
As a tenant, if you’re concerned that your landlord might not be complying with their legal obligations, it is worth checking if they have obtained the proper licence.
If they haven’t, or if you think they’re breaching the terms of the licence, you might be entitled to claim some of your rent back.
Also, if they try and evict you from an unlicenced property it could be illegal, so use the checker below to see if your home needs one.