House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Are you Eligible?
You must be a fit and proper person to hold the licence.
In determining if a person is fit and proper for the purposes of the Act, the council must take into account:
Any previous convictions relating to violence, sexual offences, drugs and fraud
Contravention of any law relating to housing or landlord and tenant matters
Whether the person has been found guilty of unlawful discrimination
Whether the person has contravened any Approved Code of Practice
It is, however, a matter for the council to determine the relevance of these considerations (or other matters it considers to be relevant) in deciding whether or not a person is fit and proper.
How We Process Your Application
Licences will be granted if:
- the house is or can be made suitable for multiple occupation
- the applicant is a fit and proper person and the most appropriate person to hold the licence
- any proposed manager, having control of the house, is a fit and proper person to be the manager
- the management arrangements are satisfactory
A full inspection of the property will be undertaken prior to a licence being issued.
Your application will be processed within 3 months.
If you do not receive the license, you will be not be able to trade.