Important changes to licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
The Government has extended the Mandatory HMO Licensing Scheme to include more properties, starting from 1 October 2018. Find out what properties are now included.
Private Sector Property Licensing
Between 11 December 2017 and 5 March 2018 we consulted on a borough wide Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). Please visit the Private Sector Property Licensing page for further details.
What is HMO Licensing?
HMO licensing requires the owners of certain types of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to license those properties with the council.
Licensing HMOs means that we can ensure landlords meet standards which keep their tenants safe and well.
We check licence applications, inspect properties and deal with complaints about HMOs.