Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Proposed selective licensing for Luton

Selective Licensing Scheme - on hold date 3 August 2020

The selective licensing scheme due to be introduced on 1 August 2020 has been put on hold.

The decision not to go ahead and implement at this stage is based on an error made in the figures set out in the original report. The total number of privately rented homes affected by the proposed scheme appears to cover more than 20% of privately rented homes in the Local Authority’s area and therefore a scheme of that scale requires approval by the Secretary of state.

We are still keen to continue to work with landlords in our work to help drive up standards in privately rented accommodation in the town. We are currently in the process of obtaining legal advice on the best way forward. However, early feedback indicates that implementation of such a scheme may have to be phased.

Anyone who has already submitted an application and paid for a licence will receive a full refund and we are working on getting this to you as quickly as possible.

Our webpages will be updated with new information. However, if you would like us to add you to our mailing list for updates, please request this formally (to comply with General Data Protection Regulation), by e-mailing us at [email protected] .

Please accept our sincere apologies for any confusion and inconvenience this may have caused.

Landlord Skype Meeting

We will be holding a Skype meeting on Wednesday 22nd July at mid-day where we will demonstrate the completion and submission of the application form​

Join the Skype meeting




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