The licensing of private rented properties has been happening in certain areas of Oldham since 2015. 

Following a comprehensive review and consultation, the Council has determined that a new selective licensing scheme is required in certain areas in Oldham.  

This means that any privately rented properties within these areas, will require a licence to operate from 4 July 2022.

Is my property in a Selective Licensing area ?

Check if your rented property is in a Selective Licensing area and therefore requires a licence application:


Licence Fee - this is a total of £582 for each licence.

The fee is split into two payments: 

Fee on the provision of the completed application form: £340.34

Fee to be paid if licence is granted: £241.66

Why Selective Licensing is needed

It is recognised that poor management standards in the private rented sector can contribute to low housing demand.

The aim of Selective Licensing is to improve the management of these properties through licence conditions to ensure they have a positive impact on the area.

The following provides the details behind the decision to introduce selective licensing:

The report detailing the decision:


If you have any questions please call the Selective Licensing team:

  • Phone: 0161 770 2244