If you rent out a property or house in multiple occupancy (HMO),
you may require a licence. Applications must be made to the local
housing authority and a fee may be charged.
Licences will be granted if:
- the house is or can be made suitable for multiple
- 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?
Following receipt of a completed application, the property will
need to be inspected before an application can be processed and a
licence application determined.
If during the inspection, Category 1 Hazards are detected in
accordance with the Housing, Health, and Safety Rating System, no
further work will be done on the application until the Category 1
Hazards have been removed to the satisfaction of the Council.
Once the property condition has been judged satisfactory, the
Council will determine the application.
Tacit Consent will not apply due to Public Safety.
For more information about multiple occupation houses or to
apply, please contact Peter Rimmer.
Tel: 01695 577 177