What will the Council take into account in deciding whether or not to grant a licence for an HMO?
All Local Authorities must take the following factors in to consideration when deciding upon whether to grant a HMO licence:
- Is the property in question suitable for the number of tenants
- Is the Landlord a ‘fit and proper person’ to be managing a HMO.
- Are the shared facilities suitable for the number of tenants
It is worth noting that there are other factors that might be taken in to account when Local Authorities look to grant HMO licences. Every property is dealt with on a case by case basis.