Do I Need a Licence for a HMO
If the property is deemed a large HMO then you MUST have a licence.
If the property is smaller and fewer people are renting it, a licence may still be required, depending on the area. Check with your local council.
A licence is valid for a maximum of 5 years ( 3 years in Scotland) and a separate licence is required for each HMO. Some councils may grant licences for shorter periods.
N.B.: The council may place additional conditions to your licence, for example, improvement of the standard of facilities.
An unlimited fine ( up to £10,000 in Scotland) may be incurred for renting out an un-licensed HMO.
HMO’s that do not need to be licensed are:
Managed or owned by a housing association or cooperative, council, police or fire authority or health service.
Guide to HMO Mortgages
- Use classes order for HMO properties
- What are the HMO regulations?
- Does a HMO need planning permission?
- Is there a register for HMOs
- What is a HMO
- Definition of a HMO
- Do I Need a Licence for a HMO
- What are HMO Properties
- What are the Requirements for a HMO
- What are the HMO Regulations
- Who will lend on HMO properties?
Just to say a big thank you to you and all the others who have helped with this process – including the underwriters at Shawbrook who met me early this morning. We have completed on the purchase successfully! This would not have been possible without your intervention – so a big thank you.