Rent in confidence
In October 2015, Croydon Council designated the borough a private rented property licence area as part of its drive to make Croydon a better place in which to rent.
This means that owners of every privately rented home in the borough must apply to the council for a Croydon private rented property licence.
Through the application process, the council will determine that the proposed licence holder is a “fit and proper” person to manage their properties, ensuring that tenants in private accommodation are protected from rogue landlords and do not have to put up with sub-standard properties.
Landlords renting a property without a licence face fines of up to £20,000. While those that fail to comply with licence conditions can be prosecuted and fined up to £5,000.