When does the Netherfield scheme start?

The Selective Licensing in Netherfield starts on 1st October 2018 and runs until 30th September 2023. From that date you are liable to civil penalties and rent repayment orders from your tenants.

How long does a licence last?

In Netherfield the landlord licence normally lasts for 5 years which is the duration of the designation. However if you fall short of the requirements the council can issue licenses for much shorter periods.

What is the cost of a licence in Netherfield?

The licence in Netherfield costs £640 per property. However if you are acredited then the cost is reduced to £490. When you apply you must pay £475 then when the licence is issued a further £165. If you complete the paper form there is an additional charge.

How do I apply for a licence in Netherfield?

The licence applications are online and the portal opened on 21st September 2018. You will be required to register for a licence and upload your documents to the Gedling Borough Council website. However there is an option to complete a paper application.

Can I get help with the application?

NGalloway are landlords and we help with applications. We are running sessions Monday to Saturday from 17th September 2018. All sessions are strictly by appointment. You can register here or call us on 0115 6972829.

What is the point of Selective Licensing?

Most of the conditions of the scheme are already law and should be done anyway. However the landlord licensing is about registering the landlords and council having the authority to check that each landlord is doing what he should be doing.

What is the point of Selective Licensing?

Most of the conditions of the scheme are already law and should already be in place. Unfortunately, even the ‘good landlords’ are all too often non compliant with those requirements. We have specific cases on our books, where landlords have been non compliant whilst being previously managed by Letting Agents. Whilst Selective Licensing is a bitter pill for us all to swallow,  there is clear evidence that it is required. Selective Licencing is about registering the landlords and the Council having the authority to check that each landlord is doing what they should be doing and if they are not compliant taking the appropriate action.

Further more, if you are non compliant you have very little recourse in court to address anti social behaviour and collect rent arrears. We want to protect you from this.

Gas Safety

Condition 1. Where gas is supplied to the house, the licence holder shall ensure that all gas installations and appliances are in safe condition at all times and that an annual gas safety check is carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The licence holder shall provide a copy to all tenants/occupiers at the beginning of their tenancy, and keep a written record that it has been provided. *

Condtion 2. The licence holder shall produce the gas safety certificate issued in respect of the house within the previous 12 months for inspection within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

Safety of Electrical Appliances

Condition 3. The licence holder shall ensure that electrical appliances made available in the house by them are kept in a safe condition and proper working order at all times. *

Condition 4. The licence holder shall ensure a record of visual inspection of such appliances is maintained and shall submit this record to the council within 7 days of the council’s demand.

Condition 5. Within 7 days of the council’s demand, the licence holder shall supply a declaration as to the safety of electrical appliances made available by him at the house. *

Smoke Alarms/Fire Detection Systems

Condition 6. The licence holder shall ensure that at all times a suitable fire detection and alarm system is installed in the house and is maintained in proper working order. As a minimum, there must be a smoke alarm installed on each storey of the house on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation. For the purposes of this paragraph, a bathroom or lavatory is to be treated as a room used as living accommodation. *

 

Condition 7. The licence holder shall supply a declaration as to the condition and position of any smoke alarms/detectors in the property within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety)

Condition 8. The licence holder shall ensure that the furniture made available by them at the house is kept in a safe condition as all times. *

Condition 9. The licence holder shall supply a declaration as to the safety of the furniture made available by him at the house within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Condition 10. The licence holder shall ensure that a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any room in the house which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance. Any such alarm must be kept in proper working order. For the purposes of this paragraph, a bathroom, lavatory, hall or landing are all treated as being a room used as living accommodation. *

Condition 11. The licence holder shall supply a declaration as to the condition and position of any carbon monoxide alarms in the property within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

Property Management

Condition 12. The licence holder must ensure all reasonable and practical steps are taken to respond to repair and maintenance issues at their property and that any works to deal with repairs are undertaken within a reasonable period of time after they are notified, and within the timescales notified to occupiers under condition

Condition 13. The licence holder must ensure that gardens, yards and other external areas are cleared of rubbish, debris and accumulations and are cleared between tenancies. All refuse and unwanted items are cleared from the house and disposed of in an appropriate manner before new tenants move in.

 

Security for the tenant

Condition 14. The licence holder shall ensure the property is secure by complying with the requirements of paragraphs a) to f) below:

Condition 14 (a) So far as reasonably possible, any emergency works necessary to protect the security of the property are undertaken within 24hrs of notification e.g. damage to windows/entrance points to the

Condition 14 (b) The security provisions for the access to the property (locks,  latches, deadbolts  and entry systems etc.) are maintained in good working order at all times;

Condition 14 (c) Where window locks are fitted, that keys are provided to the occupant(s) of the property;

Condition 14 (d) Where a burglar alarm is fitted to the house, that the occupant(s) is (are) made aware of the code, how the alarm is operated and the circumstances under which the code for the alarm can be changed;

Condition 14 (e) Where previous occupiers have not surrendered keys, arranging for a lock change to be undertaken, prior to new occupiers moving in;

Condition 14 (f) Where alley gates are installed to the side or rear of the licensed property, taking responsibility for holding a key and making satisfactory arrangements for the occupiers’ access;

Dealing with Rubbish

Condition 15. The licence holder shall at the beginning of a tenancy, provide written information to the occupiers of the property indicating:

Condition 15 (a). What day refuse collections take place

Condition 15 (b). What type of bins to use for household and recycling waste

Condition 15 (c). Details of the council’s bulky waste collection service

Condition 15 (d). The occupier’s responsibility to put bins out no earlier than 4pm on the day before collection and to return refuse containers within the boundary of the property by 8am the day after they are emptied

Condition 15 (e). That occupiers should make arrangements for any extra rubbish that cannot fit in the bins to be collected and/or disposed of as soon as is reasonably possible and ensure that such rubbish, where possible, is stored at the rear of and within the boundary of the properly until collection/disposal

Condition 15 (f). The licence holder shall ensure so far as is reasonably possible, that the occupiers make arrangements for the collection of waste in accordance with these provisions and, when the property is unoccupied, adhere to these provisions him/herself.

Property Inspections

Condition 16. The licence holder must ensure that the tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment of the property is respected. Where entry is required the licence holder must ensure that any notice requirements contained in the tenancy agreement are complied with. Where the tenancy agreement does not contain any such requirements, the licence holder must ensure that the tenant receives at least 24 hours written notice of intention to enter the property specifying the reason entry is required. The only exception when it would not be reasonable to give such notice and access is urgent, e.g. in an

Condition 17. The licence holder shall ensure that inspections of the property are carried out at least every six months to identify any problems relating to the condition and management of the property. The records of such inspections shall be kept for the duration of this licence. As a minimum requirement, the record must contain a log who carried out the inspection, date and time of inspection and issues for an action(s) taken. Copies of these must be provided within 7 days of the council’s demand.

Tenancy Management

Condition 18 At the beginning of a new tenancy, the licence holder must provide the occupier(s) with written information, including contact details, explaining how they can make a complaint about the property and the arrangements in place to deal with emergency and other repairs. The contact and telephone number details should be applicable for contact between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and should also include out of hours contact details for use in emergencies. Any change in contact and/or telephone number details should be provided to occupiers within 24 hours of the changes being made. Copies of the written information provided to tenants must be provided within 7 days of the council’s demand.

Condition 19 The licence holder shall indicate to the occupier(s) how they intend to respond to the complaint including a timescale for the steps they intend to take.

Condition 20 The licence holder shall respond to any complaint within a reasonable timescale. Copies of all correspondence relating to complaints shall be retained during the currency of the occupation and for 6 months thereafter and shall be provided to the council within 7 days of the council’s demand.

Condition 21 The licence holder must provide the tenant with an information pack containing the following details:

Condition 21 (a) A true copy of the licence to which these conditions

Condition 21 (b) A notice with the name, address, day time and emergency contact number of the licence holder or managing

Condition 21 (b) Where appropriate, true copies of the current gas, electrical safety and energy performance

Condition 21 (c) The information required by conditions 18, 22 and 26

Condition 22 The licence holder shall supply to the occupiers of the house a written statement of the terms on which they occupy it. This statement shall be provided within 7 days of the occupancy beginning and the licence holder shall supply a copy of the written statement within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

Condition 23 The licence holder shall comply with all relevant landlord and tenant law and shall ensure that all legal processes are followed when requiring occupiers to leave. If a complaint of illegal eviction is made to the council, the licence holder shall provide information as to the steps taken to evict an occupant within 7 days of the council’s demand.

Condition 24 The licence holder shall demand references for new occupiers before entering into any occupancy agreement with them or allowing them to occupy the premises. Copies of these references shall be kept for the duration of this licence and made available to the council within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

Condition 25 Where a deposit is taken the licence holder must provide any tenant with the relevant information about the deposit scheme to which it relates and any other information required under section 213 of the Housing Act 2004. The information must be provided to the council within 7 days of the council’s

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

Condition 26 The licence holder shall ensure that all reasonable and practical steps are taken to prevent and respond to anti-social behaviour. These include written tenancy management arrangements to prevent or reduce anti-social behaviour by persons occupying or visiting the property. Copies of these must be provided to the Council within 7 days of the Council’s demand. If  the  licence holder or manager / agent receive complaints of anti-social behaviour that concern the  occupiers  of,  or  visitors to the property or that result from their actions they must comply with requirements (a) to (i) below:

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Condition 26 (a) Any letters, relating to anti-social behaviour, sent or received by the licence holder, or agent of the licence holder, must be kept by the licence holder. True copies of the original document should be provided to  the  Council within 7 days on demand.

Condition 26 (b) Ensure that written notes are kept of any meetings or telephone conversations or investigations regarding anti-social behaviour.

Condition 26 (c) If a complaint is received, or anti-social behaviour is discovered, within 7 days the tenant must be informed of the allegations of anti-social behaviour in writing and of the consequence of its continuation.

Condition 26 (d) From the date of receipt of the complaint of anti-social behaviour, monitor any allegations of anti-social behaviour and take all necessary steps to establish if it is continuing.

Condition 26 (e) Where the anti-social behaviour is continuing after 14 days from receipt of the complaint, the licence holder, or his agent must, within 7 days visit the premises and give to the tenant, or leave at the property marked for their attention, a warning letter advising them of the possibility of eviction.

Condition 26 (f) Where the licence holder or his agent has reason to believe that the anti- social behaviour involves criminal activity the licence holder must ensure that the appropriate authorities (e.g. Police, Council etc.) are informed.

Condition 26 (g) If after 14 days of giving a warning letter the tenant has failed adequately to address the anti-social behaviour so that it is continuing, the licence holder must take appropriate formal steps under the tenancy agreement, whether to enforce its terms or to terminate it, including, where necessary, by taking legal proceedings against the occupier(s).

Condition 26 (h) Where the obligation under (g) has arisen, the licence holder must, within 7 days, provide to the Council in writing a plan setting out  the  steps  he proposes  to take, and the timescale for taking those steps, in order to resolve the problem.

Condition 26 (i) If the licence holder is invited to do so, they must attend a case conference or Multi- Agency Meeting arranged by the Council or Police (whether following the provision of a plan referred to at (h) above, or generally )

Condition 26 FOOTNOTE:

There may be instances where anti-social behaviour occurs more than once, but not continuously and possibly several months apart. In such circumstances the licence holder would still be expected to take all reasonable and practical steps to ensure it is effectively dealt with, up to and including eviction.

Change of Details or Circumstances

Condition 27 The licence holder must inform the council within 21 days of any material change in circumstances including:

Condition 27 (a) Change of their address

Condition 27 (b) Change of manager, management arrangements or ownership

Condition 27 (c) Any changes to their, the manager’s or any associate’s circumstances which could affect their fit and proper person status i.e. any cautions or convictions for any offence involving fraud, dishonesty, violence, drugs, sexual offences (under Sexual Offences Act, schedule 3) discrimination or breach of housing or landlord/tenant law.

Condition 27 (d) Any proposed changes to the layout of the house that would affect the licence or licence conditions.

Licence Holder Training

Condition 28 Where the licence holder has not attended relevant training in the previous 3 years, they must as a minimum attend suitable training on the law and legal requirements relating to managing privately rented housing within 12 months of the date the licence is issued. This requirement can be satisfied in one of the following ways:

Condition 28 (a) By attending training course or undertaking online training arranged and delivered by our accreditation partner DASH Services and submitting a certificate to the Council following this training. Visit dashservices.org.uk or call 01332 641111 to arrange this.

Condition 28 (b) By completion of the accreditation training of the National Landlords Association (NLA) or Residential Landlords Association (RLA) or other equivalent recognised landlord accreditation body and submitting the pass certificates to the Council for confirmation.

Condition 28 (c) By completion of other suitable training on  the  law  and  legal  requirements relating to managing privately rented properties as provided by East Midlands Property Owners Ltd (EMPO) or other recognised landlord training subject to approval by the Council in advance and subject to submitting a pass certificate or similar document to the Council for confirmation.

Interpretation

Condition 29 Where reports, certificates, declarations or other documents are required to be produced or supplied to the Council, this shall mean sending by email (preferred method), post or delivering by hand, declaration to the Council’s offices for the attention of the Public Protection Service.

Condition 30 Any reference to tenant or tenancy can also be interpreted to include occupancy by licence or other form of written agreement for the purposes of these conditions.

Introduction to the Selective Licence Conditions

In Netherfield there are around 650 private rented properties that will need a landlord licence by 1st October 2018. The ward area has about 3,000 houses, a town center and an adjoining railway station.

Applications are online but you can complete a paper application form at an additional cost.

 

These are 30 Selective Licence Conditions that set out your obligations. These have been put in place to regulate the private rental sector in Netherfield. The conditions require landlords to achieve certain standards of management and maintenance, helping to bring about better quality housing in Netherfield.

 

The conditions in the nottingham scheme are different and can be found here

 

There are severe penalties for non-compliance of the Selective Licence Conditions.

 

  • The loss of your Selective Licence, or special conditions imposed.
  • Fines up to £30,000 per offence instead of prosecution.
  • Prosecution and a prison sentence and or an unlimited fine and a criminal record.
  • Registered on the National Data-base of Rogue Landlord.

 

The council also have the power to levy fines that become attached to the land registry on your property so non-payment would put your properties at risk of repossession.

 

Let us take the hassle and worry away. Let us manage your property. We have designed our standard terms of service to take account of the Selective Licensing Conditions so that you don’t have to worry.

A. Gas, Electrical and Fire Safety Gas Safety

  1. Where gas is supplied to the house, the licence holder shall ensure that all gas installations and appliances are in safe condition at all times and that an annual gas safety check is carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The licence holder shall provide a copy to all tenants/occupiers at the beginning of their tenancy, and keep a written record that it has been provided. *
  2. The licence holder shall produce the gas safety certificate issued in respect of the house within the previous 12 months for inspection within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

 

Details of Gas Safe engineers can be found at www.gassaferegister.co.uk

 

Safety of Electrical Appliances

  1. The licence holder shall ensure that electrical appliances made available in the house by them are kept in a safe condition and proper working order at all times. *
  2. The licence holder shall ensure a record of visual inspection of such appliances is maintained and shall submit this record to the council within 7 days of the council’s demand.
  3. Within 7 days of the council’s demand, the licence holder shall supply a declaration as to the safety of electrical appliances made available by him at the house. *

 

Smoke Alarms/Fire Detection Systems

  1. The licence holder shall ensure that at all times a suitable fire detection and alarm system is installed in the house and is maintained in proper working order. As a minimum, there must be a smoke alarm installed on each storey of the house on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation. For the purposes of this paragraph, a bathroom or lavatory is to be treated as a room used as living accommodation. *

 

  1. The licence holder shall supply a declaration as to the condition and position of any smoke alarms/detectors in the property within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety)

  1. The licence holder shall ensure that the furniture made available by them at the house is kept in a safe condition as all times. *
  2. The licence holder shall supply a declaration as to the safety of the furniture made available by him at the house within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

  1. The licence holder shall ensure that a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any room in the house which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance. Any such alarm must be kept in proper working order. For the purposes of this paragraph, a bathroom, lavatory, hall or landing are all treated as being a room used as living accommodation. *
  2. The licence holder shall supply a declaration as to the condition and position of any carbon monoxide alarms in the property within 7 days of the council’s demand. *

A.   Property Management

  1. The licence holder must ensure all reasonable and practical steps are taken to respond to repair and maintenance issues at their property and that any works to deal with repairs are undertaken within a reasonable period of time after they are notified, and within the timescales notified to occupiers under condition
  2. The licence holder must ensure that gardens, yards and other external areas are cleared of rubbish, debris and accumulations and are cleared between tenancies. All refuse and unwanted items are cleared from the house and disposed of in an appropriate manner before new tenants move in
  3. The licence holder shall ensure the property is secure by complying with the requirements of paragraphs a) to f) below:

 

  1. So far as reasonably possible, any emergency works necessary to protect the security of the property are undertaken within 24hrs of notification e.g. damage to windows/entrance points to the
  2. The security provisions for the access to the property (locks,  latches, deadbolts  and entry systems etc.) are maintained in good working order at all times;
  3. Where window locks are fitted, that keys are provided to the occupant(s) of the property;
  4. Where a burglar alarm is fitted to the house, that the occupant(s) is (are) made aware of the code, how the alarm is operated and the circumstances under which the code for the alarm can be changed;
  5. Where previous occupiers have not surrendered keys, arranging for a lock change to be undertaken, prior to new occupiers moving in;
  6. Where alley gates are installed to the side or rear of the licensed property, taking responsibility for holding a key and making satisfactory arrangements for the occupiers’ access;

 

Dealing with Rubbish:

  1. The licence holder shall at the beginning of a tenancy, provide written information to the occupiers of the property indicating:
  • What day refuse collections take place
  • What type of bins to use for household and recycling waste
  • Details of the council’s bulky waste collection service

 

  • The occupier’s responsibility to put bins out no earlier than 4pm on the day before collection and to return refuse containers within the boundary of the property by 8am the day after they are emptied
  • That occupiers should make arrangements for any extra rubbish that cannot fit in the bins to be collected and/or disposed of as soon as is reasonably possible and ensure that such rubbish, where possible, is stored at the rear of and within the boundary of the properly until collection/disposal
  • The licence holder shall ensure so far as is reasonably possible, that the occupiers make arrangements for the collection of waste in accordance with these provisions and, when the property is unoccupied, adhere to these provisions him/herself.

 

Property Inspections

  1. The licence holder must ensure that the tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment of the property is respected. Where entry is required the licence holder must ensure that any notice requirements contained in the tenancy agreement are complied with. Where the tenancy agreement does not contain any such requirements, the licence holder must ensure that the tenant receives at least 24 hours written notice of intention to enter the property specifying the reason entry is required. The only exception when it would not be reasonable to give such notice and access is urgent, e.g. in an
  2. The licence holder shall ensure that inspections of the property are carried out at least every six months to identify any problems relating to the condition and management of the property. The records of such inspections shall be kept for the duration of this licence. As a minimum requirement, the record must contain a log who carried out the inspection, date and time of inspection and issues for an action(s) taken. Copies of

these must be provided within 7 days of the council’s demand.

C – Tenancy management

22. At the beginning  of  a  new  tenancy,  the  licence  holder  must  provide  the occupier(s) with written information, including contact details, explaining how they can make a complaint about the property and the arrangements in place to deal with emergency and other repair The contact and telephone number details  should be applicable for  contact  between  9am  –  5pm  Monday to Friday, and should also include an out of hours contact number for use in emergencies. Any change in contact and/or telephone number details should be provided to occupiers within 24 hours of the changes being made. Copies of the written information provided to tenants must be provided within 7 days of the Council’s demand.

23. The licence holder shall indicate to the occupier(s) how they intend to respond to the complaint including a timescales for the steps they intend to take.

24. The licence holder  shall  respond  to  any  complaint  within  a  reasonable timescale. Copies of all correspondence relating to complaints shall be retained during the currency of the occupation and for 6 months thereafter and shall be provided to the Council within 7 days of the Council’s demand.

25. The licence holder  must  provide  the  tenant  with  an  information  pack containing the following details:

a) A true copy of the licence to which these conditions apply.

b) A notice with the name, address, day time and emergency contact number of the licence holder or managing agen

c) Where appropriate, true copies of the current gas, electrical safety and energy performance certificate

d) The information required by conditions 18, 22 and 26.

26. The licence holder  shall  supply  to  the  occupiers  of  the  house  a  written statement of the terms on which they occupy it. This statement shall be provided within 7 days of the occupancy beginning and the licence holder shall supply a copy of the written statement within 7 days of the Council’s demand. *

27. The licence holder shall comply with all relevant landlord and tenant law and shall ensure that all legal processes are followed when requiring occupiers to leave. If a complaint of illegal eviction is made to the Council the licence holder shall provide information as to the steps taken to evict an occupant within 7 days of the Council’s demand.

28. The licence holder shall demand references for new occupiers before entering into any occupancy agreement with them or allowing them to occupy the premises. Copies of these references shall be kept for the duration of this licence and made available to the Council within 7 days of the Council’s demand.*

29. The licence holder  shall  ensure  there  is  suitable  and  sufficient  buildings insurance in place for the duration of this licence. This should cover the costs of re-housing occupiers in the event of a need arising.

30. Before a new tenancy is issued the licence holder / agent should carry out an inventory and document it with photographs (where appropriate). Both the licence holder and the tenant shall date and sign the inventory and each retain a copy.

31. Where a deposit is taken the licence holder must provide any tenant with the relevant information about the deposit scheme to which it relates and any other information required under section 213 of the Housing Act 2004. This information must be provided to the Council within 7 days of the Council’s demand.

D – Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

32. The licence holder shall ensure that all reasonable and practical steps are taken to prevent and respond to anti-social behaviou These include written tenancy management  arrangements   to   prevent   or   reduce   anti-social behaviour by persons occupying or visiting the property. Copies of these must be provided to the Council within 7 days of the Council’s demand. If the licence holder or manager / agent receive complaints of anti-social behaviour that concern the occupiers of, or visitors to the property or that result from their actions they must comply with requirements (a) to (i) below:

a) Any letters,  relating  to  anti-social  behaviour,  sent  or  received  by  the licence holder, or agent of the licence holder, must be kept by the licence holde True copies of the original document should be provided to the Council within 7 days on demand.

b) Ensure that written notes are kept of any meetings or telephone conversations or investigations regarding anti-social behaviou

c) If a complaint is received, or anti-social behaviour is discovered, within 7 days the tenant must be informed of the allegations of the anti-social behaviour in writing and of the consequences of its continuation.

d) From the date of receipt of the complaint of anti-social behaviour, monitor any allegations of anti-social behaviour and take all necessary steps to establish if it is continuing.

e) Where the anti-social behaviour is continuing after 14 days from receipt of the complaint, the licence holder, or his agent must, within 7 days visit the premises and give to the tenant, or leave at the property marked for their attention, a warning letter advising them of the possibility of eviction.

f) Where the licence holder or his agent has reason to believe that the anti- social behaviour involves criminal activity the licence holder must ensure that the appropriate authorities (e.g. Police, Council etc.) are informed.

g) If after 14 days of giving a warning letter the tenant has failed adequately to address the anti-social behaviour so that it is continuing, the licence holder must take appropriate formal steps under the tenancy agreement, whether to enforce its terms or to terminate it, including, where necessary, by taking legal proceedings against the occupier(s).

h) Where the obligation under (g) has arisen, the licence holder must, within 7 days, provide to the Council in writing a plan setting out the steps he proposes to take, and the timescale for taking those steps, in order to resolve the problem.

i) If the licence holder is invited to do so, they must attend a case conference or Multi-Agency Meeting arranged by the Council or Police (whether following the provision of a plan referred to at (h) above, or generall)

There may be instances where anti-social behaviour occurs more than once, but   not continuously   and   possibly   several   months   apart.   In   such circumstances  the  licence  holder  would  still  be  expected  to  take  all reasonable and practical steps to ensure it is effectively dealt with, up to and including eviction.

E. Change of Details or Circumstances

33. The licence holder must inform the Council within 21 days of any material change in circumstances including:

a. Change of their address

b. Change of manager, management arrangements or owne

c. Any changes to their, the manager’s or any associate’s circumstances which could affect their fit and proper person status, i.e. any cautions or convictions for any offence involving fraud, dishonesty, violence, drugs, sexual offences (under Sexual Offences Act, schedule 3) discrimination or breach of housing or landlord / tenant law.

d. Any proposed changes to the layout of the house that would affect the licence or licence conditions.

F – Licence Holder Training

34. Where the licence holder has not attended relevant training in the previous 3 years, they must as a minimum attend suitable training on the law and legal requirements relating to managing privately rented housing within 12 months of the date the licence is issued. This requirement can be satisfied in one of the following ways:

a. by attending a one-day training course arranged and delivered by the Council or our accreditation partner DASH Services and submitting a certificate to the Council following this training. Visit www.dashserviceorg.uk or call 01332 641111 to arrange this;

b. by completion of the accreditation training of the National Landlords Association (NLA) or Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and submitting the pass certificates to the Council for confirmation;

by completion  of  other  suitable  training  on  the  law  and  legal requirements relating to managing privately rented properties subject to approval by the Council in advance and subject to submitting a pass certificate or similar document to the Council for confirmation.

G – Interpretation

35. Where reports, certificates, declarations or other documents are required to be produced or supplied to the Council, this shall mean sending by email (preferred method), post or delivering by hand, declaration to the Council’s offices for the attention of the Housing Licensing and Compliance team.

36. Any reference to  tenant  or  tenancy  can  also  be  interpreted  to  include occupancy by licence or other form of written agreement for the purposes of these condition

37. Where electrical works / certificates are required they shall be carried out by a suitably qualified electrical contractor who should be registered / member of an approved scheme such as NICEIC, ECA, NAPIT etc.  or registered to undertake electrical works in accordance with Part P of the Building Regulations. Electrical contractors that are on a relevant competent person scheme can be found at  www.competentperson.co.uk

Housing Health and Safety Rating System

Let us take the worry out of your Selective License Application. We inspect every property that we manage using the HHSRS 29 Hazards. The council intend to inspect 100% of all Selective Licence applications in Netherfield. There will be 650 properties liable to Selective Licence in the Private Rented Sector across Netherfield. Would your property pass an inspection by Gedling Borough Council? Many landlords will take the risk of not knowing but if you get a council inspection and they find issues it can be very costly to put them right because you will have to do it straight away.