Quick guide to licensing your rented properties

Nottingham City Council currently runs 3 licencing schemes

Most privately rented homes in Nottingham now require a licence unless an exemption applies.

If you’re the owner of multiple rented properties you must complete an application for each property.

NEW - Scheme 1 - Selective Licencing (effective from 1 August 2018)

The scheme will come into force on 1 August 2018. If you rent a property in Nottingham you'll probably need a licence. The scheme is estimated to cover over 30,000 privately rented homes in a designated area.


Find out more about Selective Licencing

Scheme 2 - Additional Licensing (3 or more occupants, from 2 or more households)

This is a 5 year scheme and is due to finish on the 31st December 2018.  The Council is considering introducing a new scheme of Additional Licensing to be implemented from the 1st January 2019 and is consulting on its proposals

Very generally; Additional licensing applies to shared houses and flats which have 3 or more occupants, from 2 or more households.

It also applies to "converted block of flats" (a building (or part of a building) which has been converted into, and consists of, flats and self-contained flats).

Apply for a licence

Find out more about Additional  Licencing

Scheme 3 - Mandatory Licensing (3 or more stories with 5 or more occupants)

This applies to all properties that are 3 or more stories with 5 or more occupants (from more than 1 households– see the definition of households below).

NOTE: The definition for Mandatory Licensing will soon be changing and this means that more properties are likely to fall under the Mandatory Licensing scheme. You should ensure that you keep yourself updated on the changes to legislation.

Apply for a licence

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