Apply for a Selective Licence

Landlords who rent out a property in certain areas of Salford, must obtain a licence from Salford City Council.

You can apply online for a Selective Licence by following the three step process below. Guidance notes for each step are available at the bottom of the page.

You do not need to wait for Step 1 to be completed before completing Step 2.

Please note: if you are going to manage the property yourself and hold the licence you must complete both step 1 and step 2.

Step 1: Register the manager of the property

The manager of the property should complete this section. This may be an employed 'Managing Agent' or the landlord if they manage their own property.

Once the manager is registered, you will be given an ID number, this will be needed to complete step 3.

The manager will need to send in a Basic Disclosure, obtained in the last three months. You obtain this directly from Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and the fee is £23.

When the manager of the property has their Basic Disclosure they will need to send the DBS to us either by using the secure upload page or post it to us. 

The secure upload online form asks for some basic information including name of child family or adult.

  1. For 'subject of email', please type: Landlord Licensing
  2. For the tick box, please choose 'other' and type in email address – so landlord.licensing@salford.gov.uk

If you prefer to post the original copy, please send to:

Landlord Licensing and Accreditation
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5BY

Step 1: Register as the manager

Check to see if your manager is already registered

Step 2: Register as the proposed licence holder

The person who is going to hold the licence will complete this form.

Once the licence holder is registered, you will be given an ID number, this will be needed to complete step 3.

The proposed licence holder will also need to send in a Basic Disclosure, obtained in the last three months. You obtain this directly from Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and the fee is £23.

Please send the DBS to us either by using the secure upload page or post it to us. 

The secure upload online form asks for some basic information including name of child family or adult.

  1. For 'subject of email', please type: Landlord Licensing
  2. For the tick box, please choose 'other' and type in email address – so landlord.licensing@salford.gov.uk

If you prefer to post the original copy, please send to:

Landlord Licensing and Accreditation
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5BY

Check to see if your licence holder is already registered

Step 3: Register the properties

Anyone can complete this step and you must have a manager ID number (obtained from step 1) and a proposed licence holder ID number (obtained from step 2).

Use the buttons below to check if your manager and/or licence holder have already registered with us.

Check to see if your manager is already registered

Or

Check to see if your licence holder is already registered

You cannot register the property without these ID numbers.

Step 3: Register the property

What happens once you have made an application

Your application will be assessed to confirm that you need a licence and to ensure that the correct type of application has been made. If we approve you will be granted a licence subject to licensing conditions.

We aim to issue the licence within 30 working days of a valid application, however, this time frame is liable to change.

What you must do

You must let certain persons know in writing that you have made this application and give them certain information. Please see the guidance notes: Apply for a HMO Licence below, for further information on who you need to give information to and what information you need to give them.

Tacit consent will not apply

It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within one month of making an application you should contact us.

This page was last updated on 7 September 2022

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