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Selective Licensing

Gedling Borough Council has four prescribed areas within its borough that are subject to Selective Licensing. All privately rented homes within these designated areas will require a licence from Gedling Borough Council. Landlords and agents operating privately rented properties in these areas should apply for a licence to avoid enforcement action for failure to licence a property. The prescribed areas covered are located in the following wards:

  • Carlton Hill,
  • Colwick
  • Daybrook
  • Newstead Village
  • Designation runs from 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2027

For a detailed view of exactly which prescribed areas are covered by the above mentioned scheme please view our interactive map where all four areas are identified by a blue boarder.

Apply for a Selective Licence

The scheme coving Netherfield has now ended so please do not make an application if the property to be licensed is located in Netherfield. There is no requirement to re-apply for a Selective Licence if you already hold a licence for a property in the Netherfield ward as no decision has yet been made on whether to re-designate the area as a Selective Licensing area in the future. Please check this webpage for any future developments relating to Selective Licensing within the Gedling Borough including any future proposals that may be made in relation to the Netherfield ward. You can also sign up to be kept up to date on all issues relating to Selective Licensing by going onto our mailing list. To add an email address to our mailing list please email details to

Applications should still be submitted for properties which are located in the Phase 2 areas (prescribed areas of Colwick, Daybrook, Carlton Hill, Newstead Village).


What you will need in order to make a selective licence application:

  • Our Online application guide
  • A copy of a valid gas safety certificate if the property you are applying for has a gas supply
  • A fixed electrical installation test certificate (EICR) dated within the last five years
  • If there is more than one party involved in the management (i.e. a licence holder and manager or multiple licence holders) you will require our Fit and Proper Persons Form
  • A credit or debit card
  • 45 minutes per property you are applying to licence

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If you have already started and saved an application, you will need to log back in to the system to contine.

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 this only applies to saved drafts and will not affect any applications that have been paid for and submitted to the council.

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




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


Paper application

If you would like to pay by cheque 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 the team at or call our Customer Services Advisors on 0115 901 3971

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.

Selective Licensing Phase 1 Support Documentation

Selective Licensing Phase 2 Support Documentation

Licensable properties

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

*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.