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Essex HMO Licence – HMO Advice

We are experts in HMO legislation and in securing HMO licenses and compliance for our clients.

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Essex HMO Licence – HMO Advice

HMO Advice’s unique HMO Licensing Services Essex are designed to help local landlords achieve compliance with complex Essex HMO licence requirements.

HMO Licence Essex

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:

  • Basildon, Braintree & Brentwood
  • Castle Point, City of Chelmsford (with Chelmsford being Essex’s county town) & Colchester
  • Epping Forest, Harlow & Maldon
  • Rochford, Tendring & Uttlesford
  • Southend-on-Sea & Thurrock (the 2 unitary districts)


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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:

  • Essex County Court House, Audley End House (Saffron Waldon) and Colchester Castle
  • Clacton Pier, Hedingham Castle and Tilbury Fort
  • Thaxted Windmill & Guildhall and Mistley Towers (Manningtree)
  • Waltham Abbey and the Cathedrals of Brentwood & Chelmsford

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:

  • Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Law School & School of Medicine
  • Faculties of Medical Science, Science & Technology and Health, Social Care & Education

Largely limited to southern Essex, industries in the county include:

  • Agriculture (which takes up most of the county’s northern, eastern and western areas)
  • Science, electronics and mechanical engineering (including, though not limited to, plastics, glass making and metalworking)
  • Pharmaceuticals, insurance, business & financial services
  • Retail, hospitality and transport/airport related activities

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.

HMO Licensing Essex

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:

  • Comply with Essex HMO Amenity Standards
  • Acquire their licenses via their local councils –many of which have put additional licensing schemes into action.

This can make the already rather complex process of acquiring an HMO licence in Essex even more complicated, stressful and confusing.

HMO Licensing Services Essex

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.

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