Apply for a short term let licence

Find out about short term let licences and how to apply

Before you start

You need a short term let licence if:

  • you are a new host or operators. This means that, if you were not using your premises to provide short-term lets before 1 October 2022, you can advertise but not take bookings or receive guests until you have obtained a licence.

If you are an existing hosts/ operator: 
(those using accommodation to provide short-term lets before 1 October 2022):

  • you have until 1 April 2023 to apply for a licence. During this period you can operate without a licence (by continuing to take bookings and receiving guests) unless your licence has been determined, and your application rejected. You will need to be able to prove that you used the property for short-term lets, for example through evidence of bookings and payments, as part of your initial application.

Apply online 

Fees and conditions of the licence

View our list of fees and additional conditions required to obtain a licence.

What happens next?

We'll acknowledgement receipt of your application by autogenerated email and issue you with a Provisional licence number as soon as reasonably practical (usually within 5 working days). We'll then check your application and ensure the required evidence has been submitted. We will contact you within 10 working days should we need any other information.

Further information

Find out about food safety and hygiene  

Find out about alcohol licences


Last modified on 14 November 2022