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Licensable Houses in Multiple Occupation

What is a licensable HMO (House in Multiple Occupation)?

How to apply for a HMO licence

What should I do if I think a property should be licensed but isn't?

Landlords of certain houses in multiple occupation must obtain a licence and to manage the premises within conditions specified on that licence. We carry out safety inspections and issues licences for homes of multiple occupancy.

What is a licensable HMO (House in Multiple Occupation)?

A landlord must have a licence for a privately-rented House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) if it meets the following criteria:

  • any amount of storeys (including usable basements or attics)
  • is occupied by five or more people
  • those people form two or more households, and
  • tenants share some amenities (i.e. kitchen, bathroom or laundry).

For more information please see DASH Guidance on Houses in Multiple Occupation - pdf icon A Landlords Guide [426kb]

How to apply for a HMO Licence

Complete and return the HMO licence application form.

The total fee for a licence is £634.60 which is broken down into two payments. The first payment of £440 must accompany the application form and then a second payment of £194.60 will be payable when the licence is issued.

There is a £50 discount per application (applied on the first payment) for landlords that have achieved accredited status through DASH Accreditation or for multiple concurrent applications. Payment can be made using credit/debit card by phoning the Private Sector Housing team on 01623 463212.

Properties required to be licensed need to meet certain standards set out in Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation in England: A guide for landlords and managers.

 

What should I do if I think a property should be licensed but isn't?

You can check with us to see if it's already been licensed, or simply tell us the address and other information you think is useful.

We will treat the information in complete confidence.

For further information or advice please contact the Private Sector Housing team on 01623 463212 or email adminpsh@mansfield.gov.uk

 

 

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