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Luton Borough Council

Do I need a licence to become a landlord?

In most cases you don't need to have a special licence to become a landlord, but there are exceptions.

If you own or manage a property in Luton and it is:
  • occupied by 5 or more tenants, forming 2 or more households, who share common amenities like a bathroom or kitchen etc
  • if it consists of self-contained flats with more than a third of them let out to tenants on a short term, and where the conversion does not meet the standards of the 1991 building regulations

then the property must have a House in Multiple Occupation licence.
Follow the link for more information about Houses in Multiple Occupation and to apply for a licence.

Contact info
Private sector housing
Private Sector Housing Enforcement 1st Floor Annexe Town Hall, LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 547222

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