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Attention all landlords - extension of mandatory Houses in Multiple Occupation licensing is coming

At the end of February 2018, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced that by 1st October 2018, landlords of most Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's) that house five or more people who are not a single household will need to have applied for an HMO licence.

A landlord who fails to apply for a licence by 1st October 2018 will be committing a criminal offence.

As part of the new measures, the Government has introduced National Minimum Room Sizes for rooms used for sleeping and mandatory HMO licence conditions relating to refuse storage and disposal. A link to the Statutory Instrument can be found in Useful links.

To assist with the licensing process we are asking landlords to complete and return the form below to pre-register their details and the details of properties owned, let and managed by them which are likely to require a licence to comply with the new requirements. 

We are currently putting systems in place to enable formal applications to be made online as soon as possible after the Government makes the final Orders necessary and publishes its official guidance.  We anticipate that our online application system will be available from July and that the licence fee will be approximately £1000.

This webpage will be updated when further information becomes available.

Related documents

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[268kb] Pre-registration form for new mandatory HMO licence 2018 Pre-registration form for new mandatory HMO licence 2018

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