Selective Licensing Scheme
How do I comply with the law around Selective Licensing?
All non-exempt, privately-rented dwellings within the Selective Licensing Designation area must now be licensed. The licence conditions must be complied with by the licence holder.
For avoidance of doubt, a dwelling is not Selectively Licensed in compliance with the law until:
- a complete application is submitted to the Council
- the licence fee has been paid
- the licence consultation with interested parties has been completed (this may take over three weeks)
- the licence is issued by the Council
It is a criminal offence for such dwellings to be unlicensed.