Selective License Survey - For businesses in the proposed area

Closed 31 Oct 2023

Opened 15 Aug 2023


Northumberland County Council are looking to implement a selective licensing scheme in the area where you own or run a business and we would like your views.   

Selective licensing is a scheme which will require all private landlords in the area to have a license in order to rent their property out, this allows the council to use powers to regulate landlords and agents of private rented properties in areas that suffer from low housing demand and/or high levels of anti-social behaviour and/or deprivation.   

The licensing period will last for up to 5 years and will require owners of private rented properties to have safe properties and meet basic standards, along with being managed in a satisfactory way.   

Click here to see a map of the proposed area for the selective licensing scheme 

For more information regarding selective licensing, please see here:  

The aim is that this scheme will lead to a better overall community, reduce anti-social behaviour and help to stabilise and improve the neighbourhood.  


Why your views matter

If you are own or run a business in the proposed area for selective licensing this is your chance to have your say, to tell us what you think of the scheme; what you think of the area and how likely you think it is that the scheme will make a difference. We welcome feedback on what you think should change and will take into account your voice when deciding on the scheme.   

What happens next

Thank you for completing our survey on selective licensing. We will use the results of this survey to review our proposed scheme once the consultation period has closed on the 31October 2023. We will feedback with any alterations or changes to the scheme prior to a final proposal being developed. 



  • Anyone from any background


  • Landlords
  • Housing