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Selective Licensing

For more information on our phase 2 proposal go to our Selective Licensing Phase 2 page. Please note that the 12 week public consultation period ended on the 4th January 2021

Selective Licensing

From 1st October 2018 all privately rented homes in the Netherfield ward will require a licence from Gedling Borough Council, the scheme is known as ‘Selective Licensing’. Please apply for a licence before the 1st November 2018 to avoid enforcement action for failure to licence a property.

Before you begin the application, please read the Application Guide  which explains what supporting documents you will need, contains information on applying for multiple properties and detailed information on how to apply.

The application should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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If you have already started and saved an application, you will need to log in here to continue.


Message to selective licence applicants

If you are a selective licence applicant and have received an email from Idox, our application provider stating that your application has been deleted please be assured that it hasn't.

If you have submitted and paid for the application it has NOT been deleted and we are currently working on them.

The email that has been sent out relates to any applications which have been saved as a draft and has remained inactive for 30 days.


Paper application

If you would like to pay by cheque or in cash you will need to complete a paper based application, which will cost an additional £60 per application. If you would like us to check through your application, you can book an appointment with our Customer Service Advisors by calling 0115 901 3971

To request a paper application pack email

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information you can read our Frequently asked questions guide, email or call our Customer Services Advisors on You can also read our .

Licence Costs

The licence fee will be collected in two parts. Part one when you apply and part two when the application is processed.

Online application and licence fees

Landlord type

Part 1 fee

Part 2 fee


Accredited Landlords




Non Accredited Landlords




 Paper application and licence fees

Landlord type

Part 1 fee

Part 2 fee


Accredited Landlords




Non Accredited Landlords




The costs spread over the 5 years of the scheme are less than £2 per week for accredited landlords and less than £2.50 per week for non-accredited landlords.

We accept debit and credit card payments online. You can pay by cash or cheque if you apply by a paper form subject to an additional £60 fee.

Landlord Accreditation

To become accredited landlords can apply to join the DASH Accreditation Scheme which is provided by DASH Services.

In order to become a DASH accredited landlord you will need to:

1.  Complete the online application form
2.  Be confirmed as a suitable landlord
3.  Complete the DASH Landlord Development Course
4.  Pass a property health check
5.  Commit to the code of conduct and agree terms and conditions
6.  Agree to listing your name on a public register of DASH accredited landlords
7.  Agree that your tenants can be contacted and invited to join the DASH tenant accreditation scheme.

See the DASH website or call 01332 641 111 for further details. Please note that DASH Services are a separate body to Gedling Borough Council and any questions specific to accreditation and the process involved should be directed to DASH Services.

In order to qualify for the accreditation discount on licence applications, the proposed licence holder must be fully accredited when the application to licence the property is made.

Licensable properties

The scheme applies to any house* which is let or occupied under a tenancy or licence within the area outlined in the interactive map here.

*Note - a house is defined by section 99 of the Housing Act 2004 as a building or part of a building consisting of one or more dwellings. A dwelling means a building or part of a building occupied or intended to be occupied as a separate dwelling.

The scheme applies to any house occupied under tenancy or licence unless: 

  1. The house is a house in multiple occupation and is required to be licensed under Part 2 of the Act; or
  2. The house is subject to a temporary exemption under section 86 of the Act; or
  3. The house is subject to a management order under Chapter 1 or 2 of Part 4 of the Act; or
  4. The tenancy or licence of the house has been granted by a non-profit registered provider of social housing, a profit-making registered provider of social housing in respect of social housing (within the meaning of Part 2 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008), or a body which is registered as a social landlord under Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996; or
  5. The tenancy or licence of the house or a dwelling contained in the house is defined as an exempt tenancy or licence within the meaning of The Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (England) Order 2006

Notification of properties that should be licensed

We are keen to ensure all properties that should be licensed are. If you have any further details about a property you feel should be licensed please supply us the details using our online form and we will follow up as necessary.