Additional HMO licensing scheme
What and why?
The council is consulting on a new Additional HMO licensing scheme which will come into force in early 2018. As part of the process we required to consult with interested parties about the scheme and consider representations made before finalising any decisions. A full copy of the consultation document is available here. A condensed version with the main proposals is available here.
Please note that changes to ward boundaries in May 2018 will mean that some properties not previously licensed may fall into the additional licensing regime. If you would like to check whether you are affected please go to the Local Government Boundary Commission website.
Have your say
When you have read the consultation document please select the appropriate link for your situation to send us your feedback:
As an alternative, you may write directly to us at:
Housing Renewal Team
Muriel Matters House
The consultation will run for 11 weeks. The deadline for feedback is the 9 June 2017.
20th April 2017, 6.15pm - Council Chamber Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place Hastings TN34 3UY
3rd May 2017, 6.30pm - Agnes Mason Hall The Magnet Centre, 1 Christ Church Courtyard, London Road St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6GL
Whilst the consultation events are open to all, if you wish to attend it would be helpful if you could email us with your name and which event you are planning to attend. Spaces are limited. If there is a lot of demand we may be able to put on extra events. We will only use your email address to contact you about this consultation.
Following the consultation period, all the information gathered from responses will be analyzed. A final report will be produced that will highlight responders' opinions and any changes the council have made as a result of the consultation and a recommendation will be made for consideration by the Cabinet on a date to be determined.
A summary of the report and final decision will be made available on the council's website. If you would like to be notified when this is available please send us your email address. Should the Council then decide to go ahead with the scheme it will be subject to the statutory requirements required to designate a scheme and will be publicized in accordance with legislative requirements.