Houses in Multiple Occupation - Policy for assessing fit and proper persons

Last updated: 28 January 2020

Duties of a person managing an HMO

Under the provisions of The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006, any person managing an HMO of any size has a duty of care in respect of providing information to occupiers, taking safety measures, maintaining water supply and drainage, maintaining gas and electricity supplies, maintaining common parts and living accommodation and providing waste disposal facilities.

In addition to these requirements, any person applying for an HMO licence must be able to prove to the council that they are a fit and proper person.