How long the licence lasts

Most licences will run for the duration of the licensing scheme. For example, if you applied on the day the scheme starts, the licence would last five years. If you apply one year after the scheme starts, your licence will last four years.

In some cases, such as where there's history of previous mismanagement, use without planning permission, or enforcement action, the Council may issue a licence for a shorter period of time to allow for checks to take place.

In all cases, you'll need to renew the licence at the end of the licence period.

For the licence to remain valid, you'll need to send us updated documents, such as gas safety certificates.