Private Rented Housing
Advice and information regarding poor housing conditions and how we can help you with these problems.
The new standards bring requirements into line with the Housing Act 2004 which came into force in 2006.
Information on why licences are needed particularly for larger HMOs.
Information about houses in multiple occupation which do not require a licence.
Information on what criteria an HMO must meet for it to be licensed.
Information about the licence, how much it will cost, validation period, and conditions.
Information about applying for a HMO (house in multiple occupation) licence. The length of the application process will vary for each case.
If a landlord or person in control of a property intends to stop operating HMO, or reduces the numbers of occupants, and can give clear evidence, then he or she can apply for a Temporary Exemption Notice.
Information on issues related to Smokefree Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).
Information and guidance on Houses in Multiple Occupation.
Information for landlords on the benefits of voluntary accreditation.
Guidance on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)