there are enough cooking and bathroom facilities for the number living there
communal areas and shared facilities are clean and in good repair
there are enough rubbish bins/bags
Your landlord must get a licence from us if the HMO:
has 5 or more unrelated people live in it
has 2 or more separate households living there
It is an offence for an owner or manager of a HMO to fail to apply for a HMO licence when required, or allow a property to be occupied by more people than are permitted on the licence. A fine of up to £20,000 may be imposed.
Breaking licence conditions can result in a fine of up to £5,000 for each offence.