Landlords guide to licensing your rented properties

Nottingham City Council currently runs 3 licensing 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, check out the schemes below.

 You must check if your property needs a licence.

Check if my property is within a licensing area

Selective Licensing 

The scheme came 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 Licensing


 Additional Licensing

Additional licensing applies to shared houses and flats that have 3 or 4 occupants who form 2 or more households.

Find out more about Additional Licensing

 Mandatory Licensing

This applies to all properties that have 5 or more occupants, from more than 1 households.

Note: The definition for Mandatory Licensing is 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.

Find out more about Mandatory Licensing