New regulations for Landlords within Nottingham.

New regulations for Landlords within Nottingham.
Nottingham City Council have recently announced the confirmation of the ‘Selective licencing’ scheme that was originally proposed during June 2017. This scheme makes it compulsory for Landlords pay for a licence that demonstrates that each and every one of their properties meets all of the health and safety requirements set by the Nottingham City Council.

This new scheme will be implemented on the 1st of August 2018, however it’s important to note that applications for the new licence cannot be made at this current moment in time.  An online portal will be set up in due course.

How much does the Selective License cost?

The proposed cost of the new license for landlords that already have accreditation is £400 for five years and the proposed cost for Landlords without accreditation is £655 per property for five years.

Why have Nottingham City decided to license landlords?

The reasons behind this change is for the improvement of the quality and safety of private rental housing within Nottingham. It is important that tenants have good conditions to live in and it is felt that by doing this there will be an overall reduction in crime, antisocial behaviour and depravation.

Becoming an accredited landlord

The new scheme will entice landlords to become accredited to reduce their cost of the new licence and become better landlords.

If you are a landlord without accreditation, you can apply for membership now through a website called DASH Services or Unipol if you rent your property to students.

If you would like to find out more about this new landlord licence visit the Nottingham City councils website.

Gedling Borough Council has been going through a consultation process so as yet the Selective Licensing rules are not in place for properties in Gedling. We will keep you posted about the outcome of the consultation.

In the meantime if you are a landlord and you would like any advice on the cost implications to your business or other tax issues please do get in touch by calling 0115 956 9452 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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