Licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation

If you rent out a property as a house in multiple occupancy (HMO), you may require a licence from your local authority.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications must be made to the local housing authority. A fee maybe charged. You must be a fit and proper person to hold the licence.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

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
  • the proposed manager has control of the house, and is a fit and proper person to be the manager
  • the management arrangements are satisfactory

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period (which is 56 working days from the date your application is received by the Council).

Apply online

Apply for a house in multiple occupancy licence

Failed Application Redress

In the first instance please contact:

Housing Section
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall
Market Place
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3TU

Tel:
01773 570222
E-mail: ehhousing@ambervalley.gov.uk

You may appeal to a residential property tribunal.  Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.

Licence Holder Redress

In the first instance please contact:

Housing Section
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall
Market Place
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3TU

Tel:
01773 570222
E-mail: ehhousing@ambervalley.gov.uk

You may appeal to a residential property tribunal regarding conditions attached to a licence or any decision to vary or revoke a licence.  Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.

Consumer Complaint

If a licence is granted and you wish to appeal against it being granted you may do so to a residential property tribunal within 28 days of the decision being made.

Trade Associations

British Property Federation (BPF)

National Federation of Property Professionals

Register

The register can be viewed at the town hall during normal office hours:
09:00 - 16:30 (Mon-Fri)
10:00 - 16:30 (Wed)

 

 

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