Some properties do not require a license. For a full list of exemptions, see the legislation of the Selective Licensing of Houses Ordinance 2006. The following properties are exempt from selective licensing, under which: A new blanket authorization will come into effect on April 1. Local authorities must obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State for any selective authorisation scheme which would cover more than 20% of their geographical area or affect more than 20% of privately rented dwellings in the municipality. Other criteria for establishing a regime are also in force. Eviction can be carried out to solve problems in an area where there is poor ownership, an influx of migration, high levels of deprivation or high levels of crime. 60. It is important that existing permit systems are strictly enforced, and if a local housing authority is unable to demonstrate compliance, this will cast doubt on its ability to ensure compliance with the application system. Instructions on how to apply and how to apply for a licence can be found in the Real Estate Licence Application Procedure (PDF, 849.5 KB). To check if your property requires selective licensing, see What is selective licensing? We believe that selective licensing would improve the management of privately leased properties and contribute positively to the improvement of the neighbourhood. This, in turn, : We can introduce selective licensing in areas where there are one or more of these issues: scroll down to the map at the bottom of this page and find the area where your property is located to see if your property needs to be licensed under the selective licensing regime. 40. The selective authorisation system must be compatible with the overall housing strategy and coordinated with procedures relating to homelessness, vacant housing, anti-social behaviour in the private rental sector and renewal of the housing market.

The selective licensing system is defined by the limits that existed at the time the authorization was granted on May 18, 2021. Lands that fall within the boundaries of the selective designation (areas mentioned above) are eligible for a licence, regardless of the new municipal boundary changes that will come into effect on May 5, 2022. Properties outside the boundaries covered by selective licensing are not covered by the licensing system. Some properties, such as those managed by housing associations and properties of Nottingham City Homes, are exempt from licensing. It should be noted that in the case of selective licensing, the local housing authority must also take other steps to resolve the issues. A scheme can only be introduced if these other measures are introduced (or remain in force). ↩ 38. Selective licensing is not a tool that can be used in isolation. The local housing authority should explain how this designation will be part of the overall district-wide strategic approach [note 17] and how it is consistent with existing policy 64.

For more information on disclosure requirements for supplementary and selective licence designations, see the Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006. A local housing authority that has designated an area subject to selective licensing has a general obligation to ensure compliance with the scheme: section 79(5)(a) of the Housing Act 2004. ↩ This publication is available at: Selective licensing is a licensing system that requires all private owners operating in a particular area to license any privately leased property in that area. Selective licensing was introduced under the Housing Act, 2004 under section 80 of Part 3. 66. Selective licensing is not intended to be an end in itself. It is a means to an end. The aim is to improve management standards in the private sector in areas where these standards urgently need to be improved, for the benefit of squatters and the wider community.

Therefore, after eviction, local housing authorities should continue to monitor evictions to show that they are having the desired effect. For example, if the selective permit designation is considered to have worked and the problems of low demand and/or anti-social behaviour in an area have been resolved, the local housing authority may consider that the designation is no longer necessary and should be reviewed or revoked. On the other hand, if an eviction does not address the problems it is intended to solve, the local housing authority may consider that the eviction should be reviewed or revoked and that alternative measures should be considered to resolve the problems. The Government recognizes that licensing may need to be a long-term strategy and will not provide immediate solutions. It also recognizes that while few improvements were made in an area during the initial phase, this does not necessarily mean that a designation failed. Selective licensing applies to properties rented to one or two persons or to single-family households. If you have any questions or would like help completing your selective licence application, you can send an email or call 508523 01283. If you are unsure whether your property is exempt or if a notice of temporary exemption is required, contact the private rental sector licensing team by email 8.

If the problems of anti-social behaviour concern only a small number of properties, a local housing authority should consider issuing a special interim administrative order rather than issuing a selective licence for immovable property in relation to anti-social behaviour (see annex below). It will not be appropriate to apply selective licensing to address isolated individual problems of antisocial behaviour that have serious implications for the local community. In such cases, local housing authorities should consider issuing an interim special administrative order (IMT) under Part 4 of the Act [footnote 21]. If there are several rental apartments in the same block or buildings owned and managed by the same person, only one selective licence may be granted for the building. As a rule, each individual apartment in a building requires its own individual license. Leases prior to the Housing Act 1985, such as leases under the Rent Act 1977 and the Housing Act 1980, are covered by selective licensing.