Changes to HMO licensing
The rules around HMO licensing have changed.
If your property is a HMO you may need a licence to rent it out, regardless of how many storeys the property has.
A separate licence will be required for each property.
Mandatory HMO licence - from 1 October 2018 a landlord must apply for a licence for a privately rented HMO if the property being rented out:
- is occupied by five or more people
- those people form two or more households
- tenants share some amenities like kitchen, bathroom or laundry.
Purpose built apartment blocks consisting of three or more apartments will not require a licence.