When submitting a licence application form you are committing to complying with the Selective Licensing conditions. The licensing conditions are split into 2; regulatory conditions are those set out in legislation, and local conditions determined by the Council.
If gas is supplied to the house, the licence holder must produce to Ashfield District Council at the time of application, and on demand by the Council thereafter, a gas safety certificate obtained in respect of the house within the last 12 month.
The licence holder must keep electrical appliances made available by them in the house in a safe condition, and supply the authority (at the time of the application and on demand thereafter) a declaration by the licence holder as to the safety of such appliances.
The licence holder must keep furniture made available by them in the house in a safe condition, and supply the authority on demand a declaration by the licence holder as to the safety of such furniture. The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended 1989 and 1993) sets out requirements.
The licence holder must ensure that smoke alarms are installed in the house and that they are kept in proper working order. They must also supply the authority on demand a declaration by the licence holder as to their condition and positioning.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The licence holder shall ensure that a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any room of their properties used wholly or partly as living accommodation where a fixed combustion appliance is present (excluding gas cookers). Any such alarm must be kept in proper working order. For the purposes of this paragraph, a bathroom, lavatory, hall or landing are all treated as being a room used as living accommodation.
Terms of Occupation
The licence holder must supply to the occupiers of the house a written statement of the terms on which they occupy it. A copy must be supplied to the Council on demand.
The licence holder must demand references from persons who wish to occupy the house. Evidence of this must be provided to the Council on demand.