Borough-wide Additional Licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation
- Licensing for all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
- Which HMOs are licensable?
- How can I apply?
- What is the cost of licensing?
- How can I find out more?
We're committed to providing residents who wish to rent in Haringey with good quality, safe accommodation which is managed by responsible landlords or letting agents. This means working with landlords to create a more professional rented sector, and tackling those who mistreat or fail to provide a good, safe home to their tenants.
To help achieve this, we have introduced the borough-wide licensing for all HMOs not subject to mandatory licensing, so that more landlords will have to hold a license before they can let out their properties. These licenses require landlords to keep their homes in good condition and ensure high standards of management, or risk enforcement by the council.
The borough-wide additional HMO licensing scheme came into operation on 27 May 2019. Anyone found to be operating an unlicensed HMO after this date will be committing an offence and will face enforcement action.
The borough-wide additional scheme requires the licensing of all HMOs in Haringey not subject to mandatory licensing, ie those occupied by only three or four persons, and section 257 HMOs.
We are currently working on introducing an online licence application and payment system. This is currently not available, so applicants will need to complete a paper application form until further notice.
All the information you need to apply for an additional HMO licence can be found on the Apply for a HMO licence page. The application form is the same as that used for mandatory licence applications.
The licence fee is payable in two stages, although you can still pay the full fee at the time of application.
For full information on the fees, refer to Information on HMO licence fees and licence periods (PDF, 54KB).
- Main HMO licensing page
- Public Notice: Designation of an Area for Additional Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (PDF, 117KB)