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Houses in Multiple Occupation

Request Description

I would like to obtain a copy of your Amenity Standards for Houses in Multiple Occupancy.

In addition, I have the following questions:

·  With you standards, are there any exceptions for additional sinks or ovens, for example, providing a microwave grill or dishwasher?

·  Where you have gaps, should we refer to the national standards for HMOs?

·  Which licensing scheme is used and how much does this cost?

·  Do you have a landlord accreditation scheme?

·  Would you be happy to come out and assess the property prior to refurbishment?

Request Date18 June 2015
Requested byBusiness
Released Date  

22 June 2015 

Response

Amenity standards may be found on the Council's website. Houses in Multiple Occupation:

Yes, see pages 10 & 12 of amenity standards for details.

Yes, please let us know if you do find a gap.

The Council only requires licensing in accordance with the mandatory scheme. Costs are:

HMO Licensing Fee

Licence for standard 5 bedroom HMO

£785.00

This fee covers the cost of a standard HMO application where the landlord has applied to the Council without Council intervention. Additional charges apply for non-standard properties. 

Licence for standard 5 bedroom HMO

£1,064.00

This fee covers the cost of a standard HMO application where the landlord has applied to the Council only after Council intervention.  Additional charges apply for non-standard properties.

Fee reduction for additional HMOs with same applicant / landlord

£55.00

This discount applies to subsequent properties owned by the same landlord.

BACS refund on full licence fee for receipt of complete valid  application within 21 days without further Council intervention

£100.00

 This discount applies where the applicant promptly provides all necessary supporting documentation and fee with their complete application form

Additional bedrooms

£14.00

This additional fee applies to each additional bedroom if more than 5

 

No accreditation scheme.

Yes, officers do visit and provide advice.

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