Selective Licensing: Our Latest Update

Nottingham City Council introduced Selective Licensing on 1st August 2018, affecting around 30,000 private Landlords in Nottingham.

Licences last for 5 years from the date of issue, with a licence being required for each private rental property in the designated areas. Following a very slow start the Council have now begun to work through the initial applications received from July 2018 to date.

According to the latest Landlord update only around 2,000 draft licences have been issued so far, with the Council’s original systems struggling to cope with the volume of applications. David James have been issued with draft licences for approximately 20% of our applications to date. If we have submitted an application on your behalf, we will be contacting you as soon as draft documents are received from the Council’s Selective Licensing Team. If you haven’t heard from us since your application was submitted, this will be due to us still waiting for your draft licence to be published.

The Council have confirmed that it is a condition of the licence that the licence holder undertakes relevant Landlord training. They have provided details of approved courses, which include both classroom and online options – we will send these details over to you along with the draft licence documents once they have been issued. Training must be completed within 12 months of the date the licence is issued.

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