Part One (Housing Health & Safety Rating System) and Part Two (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) was introduced by the Housing Act 2004. These parts of the act came into force on the 6th April 2006.
Crawley Borough Council is responsible for maintaining and improving the general conditions in Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs). We ensure that HMOs are not overcrowded and have adequate facilities for washing and cooking. We also ensure that they have adequate fire precautions in place.
Licensing is aimed at raising management and amenity standards in the rented property sector. HMOs in particular can be poorly managed and in poor physical condition.
Licensing will raise standards of such accommodation and will also ensure that landlords are managing their HMOs to the required standards.
If you can answer yes to the following questions you may need a licence and you should contact Crawley Borough Council to discuss in further detail.
Under the national mandatory licensing scheme an HMO must be licensed if it is a building consisting of three or more storeys and is occupied by five or more tenants in two or more households.
Click on the link below for information on all licence fees.
The following are considered as households for the purposes of the Housing Act 2004:
If you are aware of a property being used as a HMO and wish to bring it to the attention of Private Sector Housing, please complete the online HMO Reporting Form
More questions? Click on the link to read some Frequently asked Questions about HMOs.
Please find a list below of HMO Register Licences granted recently:
(01293) 438418 or
Private Sector Housing
West Sussex RH10 1UZ