Apply for a Landlord Licence

Licences are not transferable. If the licence holder needs to be changed, a new application must be made and paid for. As licences run for a maximum of five years, property owners should give careful consideration to the person designated as licence holder.

Apply for a 'fit and proper person'

First, you will need to apply for a 'fit and proper person' check which costs £50. This is Part 1 of the application process.

Apply for a 'fit and proper person' check online

Once this check has been paid for and completed, you'll be asked to submit individual property details along with the fee for each licence. This is Part 2 of the application process. 

Please contact us if you'd like a paper application form and we'll email it to you.

If you have not already submitted an application you need to so as soon as possible to prevent being charged an administration fee or being met by enforcement action.

Already have a 'fit and proper person' check?

If you already have a reference number for your fit and proper person check, you may use the online form below to apply for a property licence.

Please note: A separate licence application must be submitted for each property you wish to licence.

Each application must be made with the full fee - we cannot process applications without a payment. Please make a note of the 'PL' reference number you are given for each application you submit.

Apply online for a property licence

Application guides