Miscellaneous licences

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

Renewal

You may need some or all of the following:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Guidance notes
  • Tenancy or occupancy management agreements
  • Electrical certificate
  • Copy of landlords fire risk assessment
  • Copy of public liability insurance
  • Certification regarding safety of pressure vessels, lifts or other mechanical equipment used on the premises
  • Certification regarding Gas Installations
  • Certification regarding oil-fired installations
  • Certification for solid fuel appliances

Apply for a licence

New application

You may need some or all of the following:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Guidance notes
  • Site plan (scale 1:500)
  • Floor plans (scale 1:100)
  • Tenancy or occupancy management agreements
  • Electrical certificate
  • Landlords fire risk assessment
  • Public liability insurance
  • Certification regarding safety of pressure vessels, lifts or other mechanical equipment used on the premises
  • Certification regarding gas installations
  • Certification regarding oil-fired installations
  • Certification re solid fuel appliances
  • Building warrant or planning permission
  • A copy of any existing building warrant, completion certificate or change of use regarding the premises, or details of any application submitted for same but not yet approved by the Council, and a copy of any existing planning permission or certificate of lawful use in respect of the premises, or details of any application submitted for same but not yet approved by the Council

Apply for a licence

An HMO is living accommodation in which 3 or more unrelated adults live and share one or more of the basic amenities which are:

  • A toilet
  • Personal washing facilities
  • Facilities for the preparation or provision of cooked food

It must be their only or main residence. As well as ordinary houses, flats and bedsits, this includes other types of residential accommodation including hostels, student halls of residence and staff accommodation in hotels and hospitals.

Objections to HMO licence applications

Guidance notes:

 

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