What is a licence?
A licence is required for certain rental properties in England and Wales. You apply and are provided with this licence through your local authority and there are certain conditions you and the property must meet as part of the licence requirements.
What types of licence exist?
HMO, Selective, Additional and Section 257 licences can apply to your property. Also in Wales all landlords should have a Rent Smart Wales licence to rent any property in Wales.
How do I know if my property needs a licence?
It is always best to speak to your Local Authority or to check their website for more information on licencing. We recommend using Kamma to check the licencing requirements for your properties https://www.nrla.org.uk/services/licensing-support
How do I apply for a licence?
You will need to apply to your Local Authority for a licence. We recommend using Kamma to assist in applying for your property licences https://www.nrla.org.uk/services/licensing-support
How do I ensure I meet the requirements set by my licence?
Landlords must make sure they meet the requirements of their licence which may include completing checks such as a Fire Risk Assessment and PAT testing. We recommend using Safe2rent for your property safety certificates https://www.nrla.org.uk/services/property-compliance/safe2rent
Where can I find more information?
For more information please use the following links
Where can I find training on this topic?
The NRLA offer a multitude of courses for our members to increase their knowledge and improve their skills as a landlord. We offer these courses in E-Classroom or EYou can find training on many topics impacting landlords with licences such as HMO, Selective licencing, Fire Safety, Property standards and PAT testing. You can attend these courses in a classroom, eClassroom or eLearning depending on your preference.