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House in multiple occupation (HMO) licence

Licence summary

If you rent out a property for house in multiple occupation (HMO), you may require a licence from your local authority.

The local housing authority operates Mandatory and Additional HMO Licensing schemes.

For further information see Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Eligibility Criteria

Applications must be made to the local housing authority.

A fee is charged.

You must be a fit and proper person to hold the licence.

The proposed manager must be a fit and proper person.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for 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 the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Target Completion Period 70 calendar days.
Fees

See Licence Application Fees.

Apply online

Apply for a house in multiple occupation licence

Application to renew a licence for a house in multiple occupation

Tell us about a change to your existing house in multiple occupation licence

Contact

Wrexham County Borough Council, Housing Services, Ruthin Road, Wrexham LL13 7TU

Phone: 01978 298989
Email: hmo@wrexham.gov.uk

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Wrexham Council 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 Wrexham Council 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.

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