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What is considered illegal when owning a house in Multiple Occupation?

You could commit an offence if you: Own a property that is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and is unlicensed. Penalty: Prosecution with unlimited fines (previously subject to a £20,000 maximum) Permit more than an agreed number of people or households to live in the property. Penalty: Prosecution with unlimited fines (previously subject to a maximum […]

What happens if my licensing application is refused?

If your application for a licence is refused you will be advised in writing why this has occurred.  You will also be given the opportunity to comment and put right any problems identified. If the problem cannot be easily rectified, it may be necessary for the property to stop being used as an House in […]

HMO licence – Apply online

HMO information for landlords Mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) aims to improve the standards of management and repair within HMOs. HMOs can present a particular problem in the rented sector and although there are many good landlords, there are some who are unable or unwilling to manage their properties properly. The information […]

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