Designation of an area for selective licensing

Following extensive public consultation regarding the proposal to introduce a scheme to drive up standards in the private rented sector, Under Section 80 of the Housing Act 2004 Luton Council has the power to designate areas of the town subject to selective licensing.

These include:

  • the whole of Biscot and Dallow wards
  • parts of Hightown, Farley and South wards

For more information please see the post-code checker (Properties Requiring Licences) at the bottom of this page

The scheme, which will not come into effect before 1 August 2020, will mean that all private landlords with residential accommodation in these areas would need to apply for a licence for each property. In order to become a licence holder a landlord would have to meet certain standards. The full designation can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Click here for information on property licence fees

Contact info
Selective licensing
Private Sector Housing Enforcement 1st Floor Annexe Town Hall , Luton, LU1 2BQ
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