Nottingham City Council and Gedling Borough Council have now introduced Selective Licensing. Nottingham City’s scheme covers 90% of the private rental property in the city boundary whilst Gedling Borough have introduced Selective Licensing for their Netherfield Ward. A licence is a LEGAL REQUIREMENT for EVERY property a Landlord owns within each local authority’s catchment area.
You can check whether your property is covered by Nottingham City’s scheme here
Gedling Borough’s Selective Licence designation can be found here
Nottingham City Council’s licence is £890 per property, reducing to £670 for accredited Landlords. Gedling Borough Council’s licence scheme costs £640 reducing to £490 for accredited Landlords. A licence will last up to for 5 years and the licence fee will need to be paid at the outset of the licence period. The licence fee is paid in two parts; the first payment is paid on submission of the licence application and a balancing payment is payable once a draft licence has been granted.
There are license conditions that the council expect license holders to take responsibility for. Here at David James, we can handle these license conditions on your behalf through our comprehensive property management service. If you currently manage your own property and are concerned about the obligations Selective Licensing place upon you, or if your current managing agent is not living up to expectations, then contact us to discuss matters further.
David James would be happy to manage your Selective Licence application. We can collate and submit an application for £120.00 including VAT (£100.00 plus VAT).
To help you understand Selective Licensing a little further, we have put together the sections below which should answer many of your questions: