Should my property have a HMO licence?
You can see if your property already has a licence by checking the Licensing Register.
Your property will require a mandatory HMO licence if:
- It is a HMO with three of more storeys, which is occupied by five or more persons forming two or more households
- And the tenants share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities.
Additional HMO licensing only applies to certain types of HMOs in certain parts of Tottenham.
Your property will require an additional HMO licence if:
- It is within one of the Tottenham additional licensing scheme areas and:
- It is bedsit or shared house type HMO which is occupied by three or more persons in two or more households. (The number of storeys in the property is not relevant.)
- It is converted into self-contained units (that do not meet certain Building Regulation standards), but only where the number of units exceeds the number of storeys and only where the entire block and all individual units of accommodation within the block are in single ownership or management.
- It is a HMO of three persons or more above commercial premises, regardless of type or layout.
The Tottenham additional Licensing scheme covers either all or part of the following wards in Tottenham:
- Bruce Grove
- Tottenham Green
- Tottenham Hale
- Seven Sisters
- Northumberland Park
You can see the areas affected here:
These areas were identified as having a significant number of HMOs which were mismanaged to the extent that the tenants and neighbours were affected. The additional licensing scheme grants the council more power to tackle this mismanagement.
Page Last Updated:
7 February 2018
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