Selective licensing fees

Application type Fee Notes
Selective licence application made before 1 April 2018 No fee

Applies where a valid application is made online before 1 April 2018.

Maximum five year licence period.

Selective licence application made on or after 1 April 2018 for newly acquired properties No fee

Applies where property purchased by the applicant on or after 1 April 2018 and either:

  • a valid application is made online prior to occupation
  • where the property is purchased with sitting tenants a valid application is made within 28 days of the property purchase.

Change of ownership between family members or other relations do not qualify for fee exemption.

Maximum five year licence period.

Selective licence application on or after 1 April 2018

560 Maximum one year licence period.
Selective licence application on or after 1 April 2018 - accredited landlords 200

Proposed licence holder is registered with Woking Private Landlord Accreditation Scheme or other recognised accreditation scheme (for example NLA, RLA or LLAS).

Maximum one year licence period.

Selective licence renewal application 420

Renewal of licence issued for less than five years.

New application (and fee) required if renewal application is not received before licence expires.

Maximum one year licence period.

Selective licence renewal application - accredited landlords 200

Licence holder is registered with Woking Private Landlord Accreditation Scheme or other recognised accreditation scheme (for example NLA, RLA or LLAS).

New application (and fee) required if renewal application is not received before licence expires.

Maximum one year licence period.

Change of licence holder New application fee

Licences are not transferable. Where there is a change of licence holder a new application is required.

Change of property owner, freeholder, mortgagee, or leaseholder

No fee Does not include change of licence holder.
Change of property manager No fee

Does not include change of licence holder.

Change of address details No fee

For change of address for any party

Increase in maximum number of occupiers

No fee

Increase in number of rooms or changes in room size and/or amenities

No fee

Licence variation instigated by the Council

No fee
Revocation of licence No fee

No refund applicable where licences are revoked before expiry date.

Licence application following revocation

New application fee
Licence application refused Application fee

No refund given.

Property ceases to be licensable during application process

Application fee No refund given.

Application withdrawn by applicant

Application fee No refund given.

Application made in error

No fee Any application fee refunded.

The proposed fees apply from 1 April 2018 and will be reviewed annually in accordance with the Council's Fees and Charges Policy.