Licences will be granted if:
- the house is or can be made suitable for multiple occupation
- the applicant is a fit and proper* person and the most appropriate person to hold the licence
- the proposed manager has control of the house, and is a fit and proper* person
- the management arrangements are satisfactory
*in deciding whether someone is fit and proper, the Council will take into account:
- any previous convictions relating to violence, sexual offences, drugs and fraud;
- contraventions of any laws relating to housing, public health or landlord and tenant issues;
- any convictions for unlawful discrimination;
- previous HMO licence refusals;
- training and qualifications through professional bodies and/or landlord accreditation schemes.
- Basic Disclosure result.
It will be a requirement that a Basic Disclosure is undertaken for the proposed licence holder and manager of the HMO. Where a company is either the licence holder and/or manager, each Company Director/Partner will be require to undertake a Basic Disclosure.
Please complete the application for Basic Disclosure and submit a copy of the disclosure with your HMO application. You must keep the original disclosure for the duration of the licence. An application fee of £25 is required for each individual party to the application.
Last updated: 10.46am on Tuesday 8 January 2019