The first thing to do is submit a valid application to us. This will ensure you have met your legal obligation and we can then work with you to ensure the standards are met.
Although many properties will already meet most of the standards, we understand that many will not.
An aim of licensing is to bring properties up to a safe and consistent standard, so where work is needed to meet the licensing standards we will put a condition on your licence.
You will then have a timescale to meet the requirement, for example, fire precautions will normally need to be completed in 6 months; kitchen facilities in 12 months.
Where work is needed that comes outside the scope of licensing we will informally address the issues with you and advise you how to meet the required standard or legislation.