Selective Licensing Proposal
How long does a licence last and what is the cost?
Cost of licence
There is a schedule of proposed fees and charges. This can be downloaded here.
The base fee is £600 per licence application but significant reductions would be made for landlord accreditation, multiple applications, 'modern' properties and early applications.
Duration of Licence
The maximum length of a licence is five years.
Licences may be revoked if licence conditions are breached during this period and a new licence application would be required from a suitable person. A licence cannot be transferred between owners and ceases to be in effect if the ownership changes or the owner dies. Therefore if a landlord sells their property and a new landlord seeks to privately rent it, the new landlord must obtain a new licence.
Last updated: 4th January 2012
Further pages in Selective Licensing Proposal
- Housing Act 2004 - Proposed Designation for Selective Licensing
- What is Selective Licensing?
- Where are the proposed Selective Licensing Areas?
- How do I find out more?
- How does someone apply for a licence & what information is required?
- What else must a landlord or managing agent do?
- What properties need to be licensed?
- You are here How long does a licence last and what is the cost?
- What happens once a licence is issued?
- What are the penalties if a landlord fails to comply with licensing requirements?