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Is there a requirement to give a tenant a copy of the landlord's House in Multiple Occupation licence?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 30/04/2018

The following Local Government Q&A produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is there a requirement to give a tenant a copy of the landlord's House in Multiple Occupation licence?

Is there a requirement to give a tenant a copy of the landlord's House in Multiple Occupation licence?

It is mandatory for a landlord of a large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to have a licence. Currently, a large HMO is usually one which is rented out to five or more people who form more than one household; is at least three storeys high, and has shared toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities. Some local authorities also require landlords of small HMOs to be licensed. A licence is valid for up to five years. Note however that from 1st October 2018, the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018, SI 2018/221 will replace Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed

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