What do the Council consider when granting a license?

All Local Authorities must take the following factors in to consideration when deciding upon whether to grant a HMO license:

  1. Is the property in question suitable for the number of tenants
  2. Is the Landlord a ‘fit and proper person’ to be managing a HMO.
  3. Are the shared facilities suitable for the number of tenants

It is worth noting that there are other factors that might be taken in to account when Local Authorities look to grant HMO licenses. Every property is dealt with on a case by case basis.