Changes to the existing mandatory HMO licensing scheme are being introduced from 1 October 2018. The changes include:
Any landlord operating licensable HMO without a licence will be:
Crawley Borough Council are responsible for regulating and enforcing conditions within Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs). We help to ensure that HMOs are not overcrowded and have adequate facilities in place.
Some HMO’s require a licence. If the answer is yes to each of the questions below the property will require a licence:
Does your property have three or more storeys (including habitable attics or basements)?
Does your property have five or more tenants?
Are any of your tenants unrelated to each other? (forming two or more households)
The following are considered as households for the purposes of the Housing Act 2004:
Click on the link below for information on all licence fees.
Landlords can download the licence application and associated documents using the link below. Please ensure that you fully complete the application form and enclose all the required supporting documents & fee payment when submitting your application. The council will not consider or process incomplete applications.
See some Frequently asked Questions about HMOs.
Please find a list below of HMO Register Licences granted recently:
If you are aware of a property being used as a HMO and wish to bring it to the attention of the Private Sector Housing team, please complete the online Homes in Multiple Occupation Reporting Form .
Standards for Licensable House in Multiple Occupation
Private Sector Housing
West Sussex RH10 1UZ