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. You can see who has a valid licence by checking the register in the 'Documents' section. Landlords and managers who operate privately rented properties in the area and do not have a licence will be committing an offence and can be fined up to £20,000.Selective licence application forms can be obtained in the 'Documents' section.
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. Use the 'External links' section to find out about the NLA and RLA.
If you need any more help or advice regarding selective licensing please contact us on 0113 247 6248 or by using the 'Contact us' form.