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Documents required with each application for a licence under selective licensing:

Article by Giles Inman on Jun 08, 2018 View in browser

Documents required with each application for a licence under selective licensing:

  • ‘Basic’ Disclosure certificate (a criminal record check) for proposed licence holder and proposed manager- You are required to provide a ‘basic’ disclosure certificate for the proposed licence holder and proposed manager. This is available from the Disclosure and Barring Service via the following website www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record. If the licence holder has a current standard or enhanced DBS certificate, it will be accepted as part of the application process provided there are no convictions listed on it
  • Proof of right to reside (to live) in the UK for the proposed licence holder and proposed manager-Proof of right to live in the UK for the proposed licence holder and the proposed manager where these are people; If the proposed licence holder or manager is a company then this will not need to be provided.
  • Evidence of formal landlord training (if undertaken) by proposed licence holder- If  none has been undertaken, then this will be a condition on the licence for the licence holder to complete within 12 months and details of suitable training will be required
  • Evidence of landlord insurance for the property -Sufficient landlord insurance for BTL property including public liability cover. There is no requirement to include cover for tenants to be put into temporary accommodation if the event the property becomes uninhabitable.
  • A valid, in date, satisfactory Gas Safety certificate (if there are gas appliances in the property)
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property-Although listed buildings are not required to have one of these, we require one to be submitted with the application.
  • Most recent portable appliance test (PAT) certificate (If portable appliances are provided by the landlords)
  • Building regulations completion certificate and planning consents (If applicable)