The Council is introducing a Selective Licencing scheme for private rented properties.

This licensing will help to provide a greater choice of safe, good quality and well-managed accommodation in the borough.

What is Selective Licensing?

A Selective Licence means that all landlords with any privately rented properties in a selected area will need a licence for these properties.

Selective Licensing will be introduced if the Council is satisfied that the selected area has at least one of the following issues:

  • low demand (or is likely to become such an area)
  • significant or persistent problems caused by anti-social behaviour
  • poor property conditions
  • high levels of immigration
  • high levels of deprivation
  • high levels of crime

Introducing a Selective Licensing scheme will help to improve these issues.

All privately rented properties within the proposed areas would need a Selective Licence.

Why introduce Selective Licensing?

Privately rented housing has grown considerably within Charnwood and is an important part of providing a range of housing in the Borough, so it is important that the properties:

  • are of a good standard
  • are well managed

We hope that introducing Selective Licensing will help to:

  • improve property conditions
  • improve the quality of our neighbourhoods, to support safe, inclusive and cohesive communities.

How can I find out more about the scheme?

More information about the scheme is can be found in the frequently asked questions.

Proposed licence fees

The licence fee will be £700 (subject to change) and will be for the duration of the designation of the Selective Licensing scheme, which will be five years from the commencement of the approval of the licence. 

Proposed licence conditions

As a licence holder you must keep to the Selective Licensing conditions. More details of the proposed policy can be found in the draft selective licensing policy document: Draft Selective Licensing Policy - August 2020 (PDF Document, 0.35 Mb)

Consultation has now closed

The Council ran a consultation on a proposed Selective Licensing scheme for privately rented residential properties in two wards in Loughborough:

  • Hastings Ward
  • Lemyngton Ward

The consultation has now closed. More information about the proposed scheme can be found in the Selective Licensing Justification Report - August 2020 (PDF Document, 0.88 Mb)

Last updated: Fri 18th February, 2022 @ 10:49