We introduced selective licensing of privately rented properties in Cross Green and East End Park in October 2009. The aim of the scheme is to improve living conditions for residents and the surrounding community.
In the selective licensing area all private landlords must have a licence in order to let their properties. To date, we have issued over 500 licences. Landlords who own properties in the area and do not have a licence are committing an offence and can be fined up to £20,000. Selective licence application forms can be obtained by clicking on the ‘Download’ button below.
Once issued, a licence can not be transferred to another person but may, under certain circumstances, be varied. If you wish to vary the terms of a licence you must submit a variation form before doing so. Examples of such variations can include changes to licence holder address or manager details. Click on the ‘Download’ button below to obtain a variation form.
You should be aware however that any alteration to a named licence holder will require a new full licence application to be submitted.
The scheme works alongside existing action on homelessness, regeneration and anti-social behaviour to promote good property management. Licences are issued with conditions and timescales for compliance. One of these conditions is that the licence holder undertakes an approved training course. This is so that licence holder is equipped with proper information and skills which will enable them to properly manage their properties. As such, to satisfy the terms of this condition you must complete the approved on-line course currently provided by either the NLA (National Landlords' Association) or the RLA (Residential Landlords' Association). If you are an existing member of either the NLA or RLA and have already completed their landlord foundation course, or attended the HMO licensing training course in Leeds, then you will also be recognised as fulfilling the training element of our selective licensing condition. Find out about the NLA and RLA by clicking on the 'External Links' button on this page.
If you need any more help or advice regarding selective licensing please contact us on 0113 3950044 or by using the 'contact us' form below.