Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) comprising three or more storeys and occupied by five or more persons (comprising at least two households, sharing kitchen, bathroom or toilet) must be licensed. Financial penalties can be imposed for those properties which are not notified to the council.
You can apply for the licence (This link will open in a new window) electronically through Gov.uk.
Storeys include basements and attics if they are occupied, including by a resident landlord, or have been converted for occupation or which are in use in connection with the HMO. Commercial premises on the ground or any upper floor are also included in the calculation of the number of stories, but not basements in purely commercial use.
Persons mean anyone occupying the property as their only or main residence. There is no distinction between children and adults, meaning children are counted from birth.
If you are a landlord or tenant and you consider that your property falls into this category, please contact us. If appropriate, we will supply you with the necessary registration forms.
Tacit consent applies to applications for this licence and it should be processed within 56 days. If you have not heard from the council within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below
For further information please contact Private Sector Housing on 01883 732838 or e-mail email@example.com
Or write to us at:
Tandridge District Council
8 Station Road East
Oxted RH8 0BT
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