House in multiple occupation - apply to vary a licence

  1. Summary

    A HMO licence may be varied either by agreement with the licence holder or by us if there has been a material change in circumstances since the the licence was granted.

  2. Application and guidance notes

  3. Attachments required

    a) plans at 1:50 scale showing any changes;

    b) building regulation approval;

    c) planning consent;

    d) safety certificates, if previous expired.

  4. Processing and timescales

    8 weeks. Tacit Consent will not apply due to public safety.

    A variation to licence will be granted if:

    • the property is suitable for the proposed changes;
    • the management arrangements are still satisfactory;
    • any new proposed manager, who is not the licence holder, has control of the house, and is a fit and proper person.

  5. Legislation

    Read a summary of the regulation relating to this licence.


  6. Register

    View the HMO Licensing Public Register (external website)

  7. Complaints

    Contact us the first instance

  8. Contact us

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