Standards, conditions and regulations apply to licensed HMOs. We recommend that you discuss the requirements with Housing Services before you go ahead with costly improvement works, to ensure they are appropriate and necessary for your property.
HMO Licensing Standards
Standards for Licensed HMOs provide a consistent approach across licensed HMOs and are the minimum requirements for fire precautions and household amenities such as kitchens and sanitary provision to ensure safe and healthy homes.
HMO Licensing Conditions
A standard set of management and safety conditions developed through consultation with stakeholders will be applied to all licenses.
Please note that not all the conditions will be applicable to all properties.
One of the requirements of licensing is that Housing Services ensure that any significant health and safety hazards are dealt with appropriately and where needed, action is taken by the landlord to make the home safe and healthy.