Which HMOs need to be licensed?
Mandatory Licensing of HMOs is required by law, and is operated by all Local Authorities in England and Wales.
applies to properties that are:
- three or more storeys high, and
- let to five or more persons who form more than one household and
- who share an amenity such as kitchen, bathroom or toilet
Selective licensing of other residential accommodation
Properties that are not subject to HMO licensing could be covered under a selective licensing scheme. This is where the Council may declare that certain areas, for example, where there is low demand for housing and/or antisocial behaviour, are appropriate for selective licensing.
The Council has recently designated an area for selective licensing. This Selective Licensing Scheme comes into force on 26 October 2015.
Houses in Multiple Occupation
- Report an empty home
- Report a rogue Landlord
- HMO enquiries
- Report housing disrepair
- I need landlord advice
- Report nuisance from another property
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