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Luton Borough Council

Property licensing

We remain absolutely committed to improving the standard of private rented accommodation across our town.

We've decided that we won't be implementing the Additional and Selective Licensing schemes, while we undertake a detailed review of our proposals and make any necessary changes to ensure we can drive up the standard of housing in our town.

23 May 2022 update: we've now made refunds for the revoked licensing schemes, returning the refunds to the account used in the application process. Please note that it can take up to 7 days to appear in your account.

If, after that time, you're not seeing the money in your account, please contact us using the email details below. Please include the related receipt reference beginning ZZ or EST.


Mandatory HMO licensing

The mandatory HMO licensing scheme continues. You'll need a licence if you own or manage a property anywhere in Luton and it is occupied by five or more persons, forming two or more households who share common amenities like a bathroom or kitchen.

Please visit our HMOs - advice for landlords webpage for more information and how to apply in Luton.

Working safely

The government has produced guidance relating to safe working whilst social distancing restrictions remain which you can find here:

See GOV.UK - coronavirus for general information.


Contact info
Private sector housing enforcement
1st Floor Annexe, Town Hall, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 547222

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