Exemptions, evaluating applications, and appeals
Exemptions from HMO licences
Here are a list of resources you can access to verify if you are exempt from HMO licences:
Process of evaluating applications
Licences will be granted if:
- the house is or can be made suitable for multiple occupation
- the applicant is a fit and proper person and the most appropriate person to hold the licence
- any proposed manager, having control of the house, is a fit and proper person to be the manager
- the management arrangements are satisfactory
Appealing a HMO licence
There is a consultation period before the licence is issued where interested persons can make representations about the application.
If your application is not successful, please contact our team first.
You may appeal to a residential property tribunal within 28 days of the decision being made.