On 27 January 2014, following consultation, Blackpool Council designated Claremont ward for both selective and additional licensing of all privately rented housing within the area.
If you are landlord or managing agent, or a leaseholder sub-letting to a tenant in Claremont you will need to apply for a licence.
We will issue either an additional or selective licence depending on which definition your accommodation fits into.
The designated area
The proposed designated area covers the whole of the Blackpool Council Claremont ward. The streets included can be found on the map of the designated area and a list of street names.
The designation will last until 26 April 2019 unless the council decide to revoke the scheme.
A full list of licence conditions applicable to either selective or additional licensing can be found under the additional information’ section.
Applying for a licence
Landlords will need to complete their application , pay a fee and submit supporting documentation relating to the property. These are:
- Evidence of a permanent residential address, date of birth and likeness (photo) of the proposed licence holder (copies only)
- Evidence of a permanent residential address, date of birth and likeness (photo) of a manager/managing agent if different to the proposed licence holder (copies only)
- Copy of current landlord's Gas Safety Certificate
- If a leaseholder, a copy of the current lease
- Copy of the written action plan outlining procedures for dealing with anti social behaviour at the property
The council will then consider if it is appropriate to issue the licence to the applicant.
Once we have received your application we will work out the correct fee for you including any discounts or penalties that may be applicable.
Please note that full payment is due within 21 days. Please do not send any money with your application as you will be invoiced for the correct fee once your application has been processed.
If you require further information before making your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by telephone on 01253 476841.
Breach of licence conditions
Where a breach of licence conditions is identified, the licence holder may ultimately be prosecuted with a fine of up to £5,000 per breach.
Failing to apply for a licence could lead to prosecution and a fine of up to £20,000 and in addition there is a provision under section 96 of the Housing Act 2004 for a Rent Repayment Order to be made to recover all rent paid to an unlicensed property.