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Check if you need a property licence and apply

Check if you need a property licence and apply

You must have a licence if you're a private landlord or managing agent of:

If you're the landlord of a newly rented property you have 28 days to apply from when the property was occupied.

Check if you need a licence

If you’re not sure if you need a licence, fill in the first part of the online application form and we'll work it out. If you need a licence you can continue to the rest of the form. 

Registered providers

If you’re a registered provider of social housing and own or manage houses in multiple occupation you may not need a licence. The GOV.UK website has a list of registered providers.  

Before you start

You need a separate licence for each rented property.

To fill in the form, you'll need:

  • an email address
  • around 20 minutes to complete the form
  • mortgage company details
  • names, addresses and contact details of the owners, managing agents or anyone else with a legal interest in the property
  • property details like the number and type of rooms
  • details of other licence holders
  • details of other properties you have a licence for in the UK
  • payment card details to pay the part one fee 

When you submit the application you must confirm that:

  • you’ve made the appropriate checks that anybody involved in the property agrees to the fit and proper person declaration
  • anybody involved in the property agrees to the legal declarations and doesn’t have unspent criminal convictions

Apply