From 1st October 2018 Mandatory House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing is changing.

From the1st October 2018 mandatory House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing is changing. Mandatory licensing will no longer only be limited to HMOs that are three or more storeys high but will also include buildings with one or two storeys which are occupied by 5 or more people sharing an amenity. This is new legislation that will apply to landlords across the UK.

Complete your Licence Application Mandatory

What buildings will be included?

Criminal Offence
Landlords of HMOs that fall under the new definition will be committing a criminal offence if they fail to apply for a licence or a temporary exemption by 01 October 2018.

Section 257
Section 257 HMOs are not included in Mandatory Licensing. A section 257 HMO is a building that has been converted into a block of flats, which are all now self-contained, which do not comply with current building regulations, and less than two-thirds of the flats are owner-occupied.


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