Future Wiring is here to help Landlords in Walthamstow to meet the requirements of the new Private Rented Property Licence which came into force on 16th March 2015.
We can assist landlords with the following:
- Portable Appliance Testing
- Installing Smoke Alarm
- Testing of alarm systems (Including certification)
- Electrical check (including certification)
Our vast experience working with multiple occupancy properties place us in the best position to help landlords, we understand the obligations placed on the landlord to comply with the new Private Rented Property Licensing (PRPL)
Below are links to help you understand the requirements and responsibility for the Landlord:
Future Wiring is an Approved electrical contractor. Future Wiring meet the requirements of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Why has this regulation been implemented?
Private Rented Property Licensing (PRPL) is a scheme run by the Council to ensure that all private rented property is licensed.
Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004 provides the Council with the power to licence private rented property in a designated area, in this case, the whole of Waltham Forest.
This power is primarily intended to address the impact that rogue landlords and their anti-social tenants can have on a wider community.
How much does it cost?
The fee is £650 for a single dwelling for a licence period of a maximum of five years.
What will be the outcome if I fail to Licence my rental property or fail to comply with the regulations of the licence?
It is a legal obligation to hold a licence.
Under the PRPL scheme, it is an offence for any applicable privately owned property to be offered for rent without a licence.
If a property is unlicensed, the Landlord/Owner or agent cannot serve notice to their tenants under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (for tenancies created after the1st April 2015) Landlords could be fined up to £5,000 for every breach of the conditions of the licence, up to a maximum of £20,000. Additional methods may also be introduced such as:
- a Management Order, to take control of the property from the landlord a Rent Repayment Order (RPO) for up to 12 month’s rental income
- a Rent Repayment Order (RPO) for up to 12 month’s rental income