If you own a buy to let property in Nottingham then you may be wondering ‘Do I need a Selective Licence?’. You may have also received a letter from Nottingham City Council explaining that you may need a Housing Licence.
Walton & Allen Letting Agents Nottingham have an expert team dedicated to Selective Licensing. We explain some key points below in this post.
How to check if you need a Selective Licence
If you rent out a property which is within the Nottingham City Council boundary you will probably need a licence. There are only a few areas which are not covered by the scheme.
Your first point of call would be to go to their interactive map and type in the postcode of your buy to let property.
What happens if I do need a Selective Licence?
If you find that your property is within the Selective Licensing scheme then you will immediately have to apply for a licence. The scheme began in August 2018 and you could now be liable for a £30,000 fine. It is a criminal offence to not have a licence and rent your property to tenants.
You may also be liable for a rent repayment order. This means that the tenants can claim back their monthly rent for up to 12 months.
How do I apply for a Selective Licence?
You can apply for a Selective Licence by going to the Nottingham City Council website.
If you are finding the application process complicated and need more help, we can do the application for you. Call our Selective Licensing team on 0115 924 3304 to find out more.
The application process is free of charge if your property is fully managed by Walton & Allen. The licencing fee payable to the Council still applies.
Get more information on Selective Licensing
Selective Licensing area map
To find out if you legally need a Selective Licence, visit the Nottingham City Council website.