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.
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.