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.

1. Apply for a 'fit and proper person' check

First, you will need to apply for a 'fit and proper person' check. 

Apply for a 'fit and proper person' check online

Once this check has been completed, please apply for your property licence (see below).

2. Apply for a property licence

If you already have a reference number for your fit and proper person check (Part 1), you can apply for a property licence online using the form below.

A separate licence application must be submitted for each property with the initial £200 fee - we cannot process applications without a payment. Find out more about fees.

Please make a note of the 'PL' reference number you are given for each application you submit.

Apply online for a property licence

Request a paper form 

Online

To request a paper application form please go to lar.liverpool.gov.uk. You will need to create an account to submit your request.

By post

If you want an an application form posted out to you, you will need pay a £30 charge upfront. Additional copies sent out at the same time will cost £10 each. 

Please contact landlord.licensing@liverpool.gov.uk with the property address and your receipt number once you have paid, using the button below. A form will not be sent out without this payment. 

Pay for a paper form