Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
What happens if I do not apply for a licence or break the rules of the licence?
You will be committing an offence if you fail to apply for a licence or allow a property to be occupied by more people than are permitted on your HMO licence.
Non-compliance could result in the council imposing a Civil Penalty worth up to £30,000.
Please note that where a qualifying HMO is not licensed, the landlord cannot serve a tenant with a Section 21 Notice to Quit until the HMO is licensed.