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

Last updated: 28 January 2020

How will the council make their decision

Where there is evidence of a relevant offence, unlawful discrimination, contravention, banning order or breach of the code of practice, the council may decide that the person is not fit and proper.

Each case will be decided on its own merits and such evidence will not necessarily lead to a conclusion that a person is not a fit and proper person.

The council will act reasonably, proportionately and consistently in its approach to making a decision. It will take into account those factors considered to be relevant to a person’s fitness to hold a licence and/or manage an HMO and disregard those which it considers are not relevant.