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Apply for an arranger's licence

You will need to apply for a licence if you are a franchise operator or arrange for the provision of accommodation for other people's dogs. A licence is required in each local authority area where the provision is made.

This applies to those arranging for the provision of accommodation for other people's dogs at different host homes. The accommodation provided in these circumstances must meet the licence conditions, and it is the responsibility of the business to ensure that this is the case. As the licensing authority, we need to be satisfied that the conditions are met in all of the accommodation provided. The business must provide (and keep updated) a list of their associated premises.

How does the licence work?

Those who accommodate the dogs will be classed as 'hosts' for the arranger and may operate under the arranger's licence in certain circumstances. Each host will require a copy of the arranger’s licence which must be displayed at each host premises. All hosts must be notified to the Local Authority by the arranger at the time of application, renewal, or if changes occur during the licence period.

If a host meets the business test in their own right (for example, meets the over £1000 business test), they will need their own licence as well as being included in the hosts.

How will the star rating work?

The rating takes into consideration the arranger's policies, procedures and controls; the arranger; and all the hosts operating under the licence. The lowest star rating identified will be the star rating of all operators under the licence in our area. This means it will be possible for different Local Authority areas to have different star ratings for the same franchise arranger as they will have separate licences for each Local Authority.

Home boarders operating under an arranger but with their own licence will have their own star rating. This will not affect or be affected by the arranger's star rating.

How to apply

Please complete the form in the download panel and return by email to licensing@melton.gov.uk or by post to Melton Borough Council.

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Last updated 14 October 2021
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