How to Apply
The application process for selective licensing is entirely online. If you are completing your first application, please follow the steps below.
Step 1 - Create Your My Hastings Account
If you have used the Council's on line services before, you may already have a My Hastings account. If not you can create one before you apply for the licence. You only need to complete this step once and they you can log on to your account to apply for as many licences as you need.
You can create your My Hastings account here.
Step 2 - Get your Fit and Proper Person Certificate
Once you're registered with My Hastings, you need to apply for your Fit and Proper Person certificate. This is an online declaration that you must complete to confirm that you have not committed offences or breaches that may affect your suitability to hold a licence. You only need to complete this step once, and then you can use your Fit and Proper Person Certificate for multiple applications.
If your Fit and Proper Person declaration is accepted, you'll be sent a certificate by email with a reference number beginning with WK/. Please make sure you have this number to hand when you apply for your licence.
If you've engaged an additional person or company to manage your property then they will also need to complete this process, and provide their certificate number to you, before you can apply for a licence.
Step 3 - Apply for your licence
Once you've completed the above steps (where applicable), you can go online and apply for your licence. You'll then need to provide information about your property, and how it is controlled, managed and maintained, so please ensure you have this information ready before you begin.
Step 4 - Submit additional documents
You'll be asked to provide certain supporting documents, such as gas safety and electrical certificates, under the conditions of your licence. You can submit these during your initial application if you have them to hand. However if they are not available you can provide them later by using the Additional Information form. Please note they must be submitted within three months to comply with the conditions of your licence.
The fee structure is to be reviewed regularly to ensure accuracy in terms of costs and revenue generation.
Standard fee: £460 per dwelling licensed.
Registered Charities operating and managing property in the designated area to be exempt from the licensing fees, but not the requirement to be licensed.
Incentives and reduced fees:
- A lower cost for membership of a recognised professional body or national landlord accreditation scheme, reducing the cost of a licence to £330.
The answers to most queries and questions concerning the Selective Licensing Scheme can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need any further information, please email email@example.com.
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