Guide to licensing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)


Declaration of applicant, proposed licence holder, proposed manager and person having control of the property.

It is a criminal offence to knowingly supply information that is false or misleading for the purposes of obtaining a licence.

Evidence of any statements made in this application may be required at a later date. If we subsequently discover something that is relevant and that you should have disclosed, or which has been incorrectly stated or described, your licence may be cancelled or other action taken.

Operating an HMO that should be licensed without a licence is an offence liable to an unlimited fine. In addition, a Residential Property Tribunal may make a rent repayment order requiring you to repay any rents due during the period for which the property was unlicensed.