Mandatory HMO Licensing – 19 days to go!
The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018 comes into force on 1 October 2018.
From this date an HMO will be:
- A property occupied by five or more persons
- Who live as two or more separate households
- Who share a bathroom and/ or kitchen facilities
Every property occupied in this way requires a licence from the local council unless it is subject of a temporary exemption order, or an interim or final management order under the Housing Act 2004.
There is no period of grace and so guardian companies should act now.
If you have any queries about the Order, HMO licensing, and how it could impact your business, then please get in touch.
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