HMO Advice’s unique HMO Licensing Services Essex are designed to help local landlords achieve compliance with complex Essex HMO licence requirements.
Bordering London (south-west), Kent (south, across the River Thames Estuary), Hertfordshire (west) and Suffolk & Cambridgeshire (both north), South-East England’s county of Essex, the home of London Stansted Airport and Dartford Crossing, which consists of the impressive Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and two bored tunnels, encompasses the 12 county-council area and two unitary districts of:
Dating back to the Anglo-Saxon period, the county of Essex has several towns and villages with Roman origins and boasts an array of attractions including areas of outstanding natural beauty, historic & religious sites and museums; theatres, seaside resorts, zoos, parks & gardens and landmarks like, among many others:
Boasting a plethora of state and independent educational facilities, Essex is also home to several University of Essex campuses (Colchester, Loughton & Southend-on-Sea) and an Anglia Ruskin University campus encompassing the:
Largely limited to southern Essex, industries in the county include:
Affordable accommodation for students and professionals coming to Essex to seek employment is provided by numerous HMO properties, which must, of course, be licensed in compliance with Essex HMO Licence requirements.
Under current national HMO legislation, all properties let to five tenants or more forming more than just one household and sharing basic amenities (such as, for example, a kitchen, toilet and/or bathroom) must be licensed.
While this naturally applies to all Essex properties subject to HMO licensing Essex landlords must also:
This can make the already rather complex process of acquiring an HMO licence in Essex even more complicated, stressful and confusing.
Having successfully navigated Essex HMO licensing’s intricate maze of red tape, local bureaucracy and various additional schemes as landlords ourselves, we here at HMO Advice have the experience and know-how to help local landlords obtain their licences without undue stress, confusion and delays.
A HMO is basically a ‘house in multiple occupation’. In other words, it is a complete house/flat that is let to 3 tenants or more who are:
*See HERE for more detailed information and a definition of what constitutes a household.
Whether a HMO licence is required for a property varies between councils and depends on whether your relevant local council operates an additional licensing scheme. Our HMO Guidance Service could be the perfect solution for you. Are you unsure if an HMO license is required? Learn more HERE.
Failure to obtain a HMO licence is a punishable offence and may result in prosecution with potentially serious penalties and sanctions. You can find more detailed information on the possible consequences of failing to obtain a licence HERE.
Obtaining a HMO Licence is a 4-step process involving:
Learn more HERE.