The council is looking to introduce a new Selective Licensing scheme for private rented properties.

Selective Licensing

This consultation closed on 22 August 2022

Consultation Details

The council is looking to introduce a new Selective Licensing scheme for private rented properties.

This licence would help to provide a greater choice of safe, good quality and well-managed accommodation in Nottingham.

What is Selective Licensing?

A Selective Licence means that all landlords with any privately rented properties in a selected area will need a licence for these properties.

The council believe a new licensing scheme should be considered based on:

  • significant or persistent problems caused by anti-social behaviour
  • poor property conditions
  • high levels of deprivation
  • high levels of crime

Introducing a new Selective Licensing scheme will help to improve these issues.

All privately rented properties within the proposed areas would need a Selective Licence.

Why introduce Selective Licensing?

Privately rented housing has grown considerably within Nottingham and is an important part of providing a range of housing in the city, so it is important that the properties:

  • are of a good standard
  • are well managed

A Selective Licensing scheme would help to:

  • improve property conditions
  • improve the quality of our neighbourhoods, to support safe, inclusive and cohesive communities.

What areas are cover by the licence?

You can see which areas are covered by the proposed licence HERE

How much would a licence cost?

You can see the proposed fees HERE

How can I find out more about the scheme?

More information about the scheme can be found in the below documents -

Have your say!


The easiest way to give us your views is online. You can have your say by clicking the "take the survey" button at the top of this page.

In person events

There will be a number of consultation events happening across the city and online.

There will be designated times and certain events where there will be presentations on the when service managers will be present to answer questions.

You can find a full list of the online and in-person events HERE

Printed copies

If you require an accessible version of the survey you can contact us by email to request a PDF copy of the questionnaire at 

You can return your completed questionnaire by email to the address shown above, drop it off at one of the service centres above or by post to this address:

Selective Licensing Scheme Survey
Research Engagement and Consultation Team
Loxley House

Service Centre and Libraries

Printed copies will be available for you to complete at the following service centres and local libraries. There will be a drop box at these locations for you to submit your survey.

Hyson Green
The Mary Potter Centre
76 Gregory Boulevard

Bulwell Riverside
Main Street

Clifton Cornerstone
Southchurch Drive
NG11 8EW

Nottingham City
Loxley House
Station Street