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New Mandatory HMO Licensing Regulations

Changes to the existing mandatory HMO licensing scheme are being introduced from 1 October 2018. The changes include:

  • Landlords of all HMOs that have 5 or more persons forming 2 or more households must apply for a HMO licence by 1 October 2018
  •  Bedrooms occupied by a single adult MUST have at least 6.51 sq.m floor area
  •  Bedrooms occupied by a couple MUST have at least 10.22 sq. m floor area
  • No room under 4.64 sq.m can be used as a bedroom by any person 

Any landlord operating licensable HMO without a licence will be:

  • Committing a criminal offence
  • Liable for a fine up to £20,000 on successful prosecute or liable for a Financial Civil Penalty in accordance with Council policy

More Information:

  

New Mandatory HMO Licensing Regulations

Changes to the existing mandatory HMO licensing scheme are being introduced from 1 October 2018. The changes include:

  • Landlords of all HMOs that have 5 or more persons forming 2 or more households must apply for a HMO licence by 1 October 2018
  •  Bedrooms occupied by a single adult MUST have at least 6.51 sq.m floor area
  •  Bedrooms occupied by a couple MUST have at least 10.22 sq. m floor area
  • No room under 4.64 sq.m can be used as a bedroom by any person 

Any landlord operating licensable HMO without a licence will be:

  • Committing a criminal offence
  • Liable for a fine up to £20,000 on successful prosecute or liable for a Financial Civil Penalty in accordance with Council policy

More Information:

  

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.

How do I know if I need a licence?

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)

What is a household?

The following are considered as households for the purposes of the Housing Act 2004:

How much will a licence cost?

Click on the link below for information on all licence fees.

How do I apply for a licence?

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.

Public Register of HMO Licences

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 .

Links

Standards for Licensable House in Multiple Occupation


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Private Sector Housing
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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