Property licensing

Applying for a licence

As of 1 April 2019 Slough Borough Council stopped accepting paper applications.

Applicants are required to make their application and pay the relevant fee via an online system. You will need to create an account before you are able to log in. You will also need access to an email address.

Please note that the licensing fees are non-refundable and the licences are non-transferrable.

Due to the current issues surrounding COVID-19, we are not offering any appointments for you to attend our offices in order to complete the form with a member of staff. If you have any particular difficulties with completing the form, please contact the Licensing Co-ordinator on 01753 477307 or privatesectorhousing1@slough.gov.uk who will be able to talk you through the form.

What is needed to complete the form

  • Accurate room sizes in m2 (meters squared)
  • Floor plans for the property (these do not have to be professionally drawn however, they must show an accurate layout of the property)
  • Up to date Gas Safety Certificate (if gas supply to property)
  • Interested party details:
    • Freeholder details (name, full postal address, telephone number and email address)
    • Leaseholder details (name, full postal address, telephone number and email address)
    • Mortgage company details (name of company, full postal address, telephone number and email address)
    • Managing agent details (name of company, full postal address, telephone number and email address)
  • Licence holder’s date of birth
  • Payment card details

How to apply

Create an account using the online property licensing system. Once logged in, you will be able to access a licensing guide.

If you enter your property details correctly, the online application process will automatically calculate the type of property licence is required. You will be able to save your application as you progress through the application process, allowing you to review, update and load any documents that may be required. You will need to fully complete each section of the application form before you will be able to submit it.

It is an offence to enter fraudulent property information and doing so can result in prosecution and an unlimited fine.

If you have a number of licensable properties within the Borough, you will need make an application for a licence for each property. A single licence does not cover multiple properties.

An application for a property licence from a non UK resident will only be considered valid if there is a managing agent based in the UK who agrees to be bound by the conditions and obligations imposed by the licence.