Certain Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's) are required to be licensed by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).
What is a HMO?
A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is any residential property that is occupied by three or more people who form two or more households, and who share one or more facility/amenities, such as a WC, bathroom and a kitchen.
What is a Household?
A household is members of the same family including cohabiting couples.
When does a HMO require a licence?
A HMO requires a licence if all of the following apply:
- There are five or more people living in the property.
- There are two or more households living in the property.
- The occupants share one or more of HMO's facilities/amenities.
What do you need to do if you are operating a HMO?
If you are a landlord or manager and need to apply for a HMO licence, contact Environmental Health on 01306 879301.
Each HMO will require an inspection by a member of the Environmental Health team to ensure it meets acceptable management standards, has adequately sized bedrooms, has sufficient amenities and has the required fire safety measures.
A fee of £687 will be payable to obtain a licence, a discount of £50 is applicable for those who are members of a recognised nation landlord's association.
The following will be required when applying for a licence:
- a valid gas safety certificate for the HMO (where applicable)
- a valid fire detection commissioning certificate (for new installations) or a valid fire detection servicing certificate (for existing installations) where applicable
- a valid emergency lighting certificate, where applicable
- a valid electrical fixed installation certificate
- a valid energy performance certificate
Even if the HMO does not require a licence you must make MVDC aware as we may need to inspect the HMO to ensure it has adequate fire safety measures.
Applying for a licence
Complete an electronic application on GOV.UK. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
if you have concerns regarding disrepair please see repairs to your rented home.
Mole Valley District Council - Public Register of HMO Licences (updated 16.04.2021)
|Licence Number||Address of HMO||Maximum Permitted Occupancy||Licence Holder||Contact Details||Address||Licence Valid From||Licence Expiry Date||Number of Floors||Temporary Exemption Notice|
|3||11 Poplar Road
|5||Simon Hardingemail@example.com||Woodsend Farm House
Boughton - Under-Bleam
|54299||38 Fairs Road
|54300||40 Randalls Crescent Leatherhead||5||David Hamerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Westleigh
43 Woodfield Lane
|9||Daniel Osborne||daniel-osborne@together_uk.org||43 Woodfield Lane
|54353||27 Kingscroft Road Leatherhead||8||David Hameremail@example.com||Westleigh
|5||Paul Jeffery||Bradbury House
830 The Crescent
Colchester Business Park,
|55696||92 Kingston Road
|6||Simon Hardingfirstname.lastname@example.org||Woodsend Farm House
Boughton - Under-Bleam
|6||Mitchells and Butler Retail Ltd||Mitchells & Butler Retail Ltd
27 Fleet Street
|54827||1b St Johns Road
|6||Tracy Whiting||Flat 4
St Johns Road
|58738||332 Kingston Road
Fair Oak Lane