Some privately rented homes in London will need a property licence. If your home needs one, 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 by applying for what’s known as a Rent Repayment Order (RRO).
To find out if your home needs a licence, just enter your postcode into this Property Licence Checker