HMOs - advice for landlords
To apply for a licence
You can also submit a paper application although there is an additional non-refundable fee
Landlord Skype Meeting
We will be holding a Skype meeting on Wednesday 22nd July at mid-day where we will demonstrate the completion and submission of the application form
Join the Skype meeting
If you are a landlord or someone who owns or manages a house in multiple occupation (HMO), you have a responsibility to maintain certain standards at the property.
- the property is kept in good repair - we assess the condition of housing with reference to the Housing Health & Safety Rating System (download a guide below)
- there is an adequate number of amenities, eg toilets, bathrooms, cooking facilities etc - download ‘amenity standards’ to view minimum requirements
- there are adequate fire precautions, eg fire doors, smoke detectors, alarms etc - download the ‘guide to fire safety standards for residential properties in Bedfordshire’ to view minimum requirements
- the property is a suitable size and layout for the number of people or occupants living there - download ‘amenity standards’ below to view minimum requirements
- common parts of the property, eg staircase, shared lounge, fire escapes fixtures and fittings etc, are kept in good order - view the minimum requirements by downloading 'management regulations' below
Do I need a licence?
- five or more persons forming two or more households and
- the occupants share amenities, such as bathrooms or kitchens
Private Sector Housing Enforcement 1st Floor Annexe Town Hall, Luton, LU1 2BQ