Homes in Multiple Occupation Licence

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Licence summary  If you rent out a property for house in multiple occupancy (HMO), you may require a licence from your local authority 
Eligibility Criteria 
  • Applications must be made to the local housing authority.
  • A fee maybe charged.
  • You must be a fit and proper person to hold the licence. 
Regulation Summary  A summary of the regulation relating to this licence 
Application Evaluation Process  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 to be the manager
  • the management arrangements are satisfactory 
     
Will Tacit Consent Apply?  Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period 
Failed Application Redress  Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance. 
  • You may appeal to a residential property tribunal.
  • Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.
Licence Holder Redress  Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance. 
  • You may appeal to a residential property tribunal regarding conditions attached to a licence or any decision to vary or revoke a licence.
  • Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.
Consumer Complaint  If a licence is granted and you wish to appeal against it being granted you may do so to a residential property tribunal within 28 days of the decision being made. 
Other Redress  E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.  
Trade Associations 

Contact details

Licensing Team
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01327 322278

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