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Property licensing

The Council is committed to raising the standards of private rented housing and is consulting on two proposals that will place tighter controls on the standards of private sector landlords and the behaviour of tenants in neighbourhoods throughout Coventry. Licences would be issued where landlords demonstrate appropriate standards – including gas and electrical certification, and maintaining health and safety standards. As well as additional discretionary licensing conditions to address antisocial behaviour, environmental/management issues whilst improving living condition for residents.

The consultation covers Selective Licensing and Additional Licensing and runs from Wednesday 9 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019. Once you have read the information about the proposals, please complete the questionnaires.

Selective Licensing

In a Selective Licensing area, all private landlords with properties in that area would need to have a licence. The licence contains a series of conditions that sets out the standards a landlord is expected to achieve when managing and maintaining their properties. This helps ensures that homes are of a good quality. If the standards are not met enforcement action can be taken. The Council proposes to make some areas of the city a Selective Licensing area - these areas are shown on the map.

Try our interactive map to find out if your property is in the proposed Selective Licensing area.

These documents give more information about Selective Licensing. Once you have read these, please complete the Selective Licensing questionnaire.

Additional Licensing

Additional Licensing applies to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), which fall outside of the mandatory HMO licensing definition. You can find out more about whether a property is a HMO in the documents below. The Council is proposing that  the whole of the city be subject to Additional Licensing.

These documents give more information about  Additional Licensing. Once you have read these please complete the Additional Licensing questionnaire.

Drop-in sessions

We will be holding some drop-in sessions so you can find out more about Selective and Additional Licensing. There will be more added, so check back if you can't make any of these.

  • Tuesday 15 January 2019, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Coundon Social Club, Shorncliffe Road, CV6 1GP
  • Monday 21 January, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Central Library, Smithford Way, City Centre
  • Monday 21 January 2019, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, John White Community Centre, Grange Avenue, CV3 2ED
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Cheylesmore Community Centre, Poitiers Road, CV3 5JX
  • Monday 28 January 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Gilbert Richards Centre, Broadway, Coventry CV5 6NS
  • Monday 4 February 2019, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Bell Green Community Centre, Old Church Road, CV6 7BZ
  • Tuesday 5 February 2019, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, St. Peter's Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP
  • Monday 11 February from 4.00pm to 6.00pm - St. John Vianney Church, 1 Bishopton Close, Mount Nod, Coventry CV5 7GW
  • Tuesday 12 February from 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Wyken Community Centre, Ennerdale Ln, Coventry CV2 5PY
  • Monday 18 February 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Woodside Avenue Methodist Church, Woodside Avenue South, Green Ln, Coventry CV3 6BE
  • Tuesday 19 February 4.30 to 6.30pm - St. Mary Magdalen Church, Sir Thomas White's Rd, Coventry CV5 8DR
  • Monday 25 February 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Canley Community Centre, Prior Deram Walk, Coventry CV4 8FT
  • Tuesday 5 March 2019 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Holbrook Community Care Association, 115 Holbrook Ln, Coventry CV6 4DE
  • Thursday 7 March from 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Aldermoor Life Centre, 78 Round House Rd, Coventry CV3 1DA
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Hawkes Mill Sport and Social Club, Hawkes Mill Ln, Allesley, Coventry CV5 9FN

For more information contact Adrian Chowns:
Tel: 024 7683 3212   Email -

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