Charnwood Borough Council will be introducing two private sector housing licensing schemes.

  • Additional Licensing scheme
  • Selective Licensing scheme

The consultation exercise has been completed, the feedback analysed and a report will be going to Cabinet on July 1, 2021 to approve the Licence Conditions for the schemes.

The Secretary of State has confirmed that the Council does not require approval for the implementation of the Selective Licensing Scheme.  Local authorities are only required to obtain confirmation from the Secretary of State for any Selective Licensing Scheme which would cover more than 20% of their geographical area or would affect more than 20% of privately rented homes in the local authority area. The scheme in Charnwood does not meet either of the requirements.

A Public Notice will be published in September 2021 to advise of the implementation of the borough wide Additional Licensing Scheme and the Selective Licensing Scheme in the two wards of Hastings and Lemyngton. 

The Selective Licensing Notice will provide the details of all the streets in the two wards that will be covered.

The Notices will be published for a period of 3 months prior to the implementation of the Schemes. 

The Schemes will be implemented from January 2022.

If you would like to register for our landlords newsletter and for further updates on the scheme please register here.

What is additional licensing?

The Council is introducing a borough-wide additional licensing scheme for all houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). It will cover all HMOs, irrespective of the number of stories that are occupied by three or four unrelated persons and all Section 257 HMOs (buildings converted into self-contained flats) where the building is wholly occupied by tenants.

For more information about Additional Licensing please visit the Additional Licensing webpage 

To find out more about the proposed licence conditions for the additional licensing scheme please visit the proposed licence conditions for Additional Licensing scheme consultation page.

What is selective licensing?

The Council is proposing to introduce a selective licensing scheme in the Hastings and Lemyngton Wards to improve property conditions, management standards and to improve the quality of our neighbourhoods and to support safe, inclusive and cohesive communities.

For more information about Selective Licensing please visit the Selective Licensing webpage 

To find out more about the proposed licence conditions for the additional licensing scheme please visit the proposed licence conditions for Selective Licensing scheme consultation page.

Last updated: Thu 1st July, 2021 @ 13:02