We have a register of all the current HMO licences which have been issued since April 2006. The register contains various information including the property address, details of the licence holder, maximum number of persons allowed to live in the property, date of issue and duration of the licence.
There are general conditions which apply to all HMOs and there are then more specific conditions which may apply to the property for example:
If you live in a house which is 3 or more floors (including occupied basements and attics) and let to 5 or more separate tenants not in the same family group, it must be licensed by the Council. If you want to make sure that your home has been licensed you should ask your landlord to show you a copy of the licence.
It is important for your safety that your home is licensed. Please let us know if you have any concerns about this.
If you own a house which is 3 or more floors (including occupied basements and attics) and let to 5 or more separate tenants not in the same family group, it must be licensed by the Council. You should show your tenants a copy of the licence and/or display a copy in a communal area. If you haven't applied for a licence yet and need one, application forms and details of the standards can be downloaded from our website
If you suspect that there are other similar properties operating without a licence please let us know about this by getting in touch
To access the information in the register for an individual property you can contact us by phone or by visiting by appointment during normal office opening hours. A charge may be made for a printed copy of the full register.