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Licensing application form for private rented properties

A mandatory licence is required for all private rented properties occupying 5 or more people forming 2 or more households who share facilities such as kitchens or bathrooms.

One application is required per property. If you are applying for more than one flat within the same building you will need a separate application for each flat that you own.

The 5 year licence procedure will consist of an initial (year 1) application followed by 4 annual renewal applications (years 2-5).

The Council aims to process the licence application within 12 weeks and contact you with regard to the progress of your application during this time.

Landlords are required to pay a fee to cover the administration costs of the licence procedure; the 5-year licence fee is as follows;

Standard fee:

Year 1 (2024/2025) currently £232 for a year's licence
Year 2 – 5 (2024/2025) currently set at £232 per annum

Mandatory Licensing

Apply for New application (year 1) Apply for Annual renewal application (years 2, 3, 4 and 5) Apply for Renewal application (year 6)

Resume a previous application