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Houses in Multiple Occupation Licence
Certain Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's) are required to be licensed by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).
What is a House in Multiple Occupation?
A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a house or flat occupied by more than one 'household' (i.e. not all members of the same family). A HMO can include:
When does a HMO require a licence (up until 1 October 2018)?
A HMO only requires a licence if it is considered 'large'. This means:
What is changing from 1 October 2018?
A licence will be required for a HMO consisting of five or more people who form more than one household and share one bathroom, toilet or kitchen regardless of the number of storeys.
What do you need to do ahead of 1 October 2018?
If you are a landlord or manager and need to apply for a licence because of the change in legislation as detailed above, please contact the Environmental Health team on 01306 879301.
Each HMO will require an inspection by a member of the Environmental Health team to ensure it meets acceptable management standards and has adequate amenities and fire safety measures
The following will be required when applying for a licence:
Applying for a licence
If you would like to apply for a licence online, please complete an electronic application through the GOV.UK. Alternatively, please email email@example.com. An Environmental Health Officer will advise you about licensing and the steps that have to be taken to apply for a licence.
Tacit consent does not apply to these licences as it is in the public interest for MVDC to process your application before it is granted.
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