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The Housing Act 2004 introduced some additional rules in respect of certain types of property. Part two of the Housing Act 2004 relating to the licensing of HMOs came into force on 6 July 2006.
The act introduced the mandatory licensing of some Houses in Multiple Occupation and includes all properties that are:
* Please note- one individual person can form a household.
From 6 April 2006 it is compulsory to licence larger, higher-risk HMOs. Anyone who owns or manages an HMO that needs to be licensed has to apply to us for a licence.
Briefly, if you let a property which is one of the types, listed above, it is a House in Multiple Occupation which needs a license unless it is made up of wholly or self-contained flats or maisonettes.
If your property does require licensing, please download and complete the application form from the How to apply for a HMO licence page. Alternatively, telephone or e-mail the Housing Standards Team and we will send you a license application pack.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.