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Mandatory HMO licensing in Purbeck

The council currently charges £465 for a 5 year HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) licence.

Licence summary
Eligibility criteria Applications must be made to the local housing authority.

A fee maybe charged.
You must be a fit and proper person to hold the licence.

Regulation summary A summary of regulations relating to this licence
Application evaluation process

Licences will be granted if:

  • the house is or can be made suitable for multiple occupation
  • the applicant is a fit and proper person and the most appropriate person to hold the licence
  • the proposed manager has control of the house, and is a fit and proper person to be the manager
  • the management arrangements are satisfactory
Will tacit consent apply? No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from your local authority within 28 days, please contact them.
Failed application redress Please contact your local authority in the first instance.

You may appeal to a residential property tribunal.
Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.

Licence holder redress Please contact your local authority in the first instance.

You may appeal to a residential property tribunal regarding conditions attached to a licence or any decision to vary or revoke a licence.
Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.

Consumer complaint If a licence is granted and you wish to appeal against it being granted you may do so to a residential property tribunal within 28 days of the decision being made.
Trade associations

British Property Federation (BFP)

National Federation of Property Professionals

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Apply for a house in multiple occupancy licence or tell us about a change to your existing house in multiple occupancy licence.

 

Please also see our HMO Licensed Public Register.

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