Houses in multiple occupancy (HMO's) licence

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.

Last updated: 06/04/2021 12:37

  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility
  3. How do I apply?
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