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HMO Licence Bath – HMO Advice

The introduction of a new licensing scheme has made compliance with HMO Licence Bath requirements more complicated. HMO Advice Bath offer cost-effective, unique advice & assistance for local landlords required to submit HMO Licence Applications in Bath.


HMO Licence Bath


Nestled within the scenic River Avon Valley, 18 km (11 miles) to Bristol’s south-east and 156 km (97 miles) west of London, Bath is Somerset’s largest city.

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First designated a spa in the 1st Century AD and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987, Bath is home to an array of Roman archaeological sites, as well as many Norman and Georgian architectural treasures; multiple theatres, several museums, art galleries and other cultural, as well as sporting venues. Some of the city’s most famous landmarks include its Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent; Pulteney Bridge and The Circus.


In addition to being one of England’s major centres of tourism, Bath is home to two further education colleges, Norland College and Bath College, the University of Bath and Bath Spa University and thriving publishing, service-oriented and software; education, health and retail; information & communication and leisure industries.


Attracting not only tourists but also professionals and students from around the world, the city of Bath has an increasing demand for shared accommodation – which is catered for by HMO landlords. These landlords must invariably comply with HMO Licence Bath requirements.


HMO Licensing Bath


Recent legislation changes (October 2018) mean all HMO properties must now be licensed if they are occupied by 5 individuals sharing bathroom/toilet and/or kitchen facilities within 2 households or more (learn more at Gov.UK).


Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Additional Licensing Scheme means that HMO landlords must licence their properties if they are:


  • Situated with the City of Bath’s boundaries
  • Occupied by 3 or 4 tenants forming two or more households
  • These tenants share amenities (bathroom, toilet and/or kitchen)


Compliance with HMO Licensing Bath requirements can be both confusing & stressful for landlords – but experts assistance is at hand…


HMO Licence Applications Bath


Boasting many years of experience and an extensive (300+) HMO management portfolio, HMO Advice Bath offer a unique and highly cost-effective package designed to take the stress and confusion out of HMO Licence Applications Bath.


Offering HMO landlords access to our vast knowledge base, our HMO Management package covers all aspects of licensing a HMO property, including advice on:


  • Procedures
  • Resident Licence Agreements
  • Tenants Stature
  • Commercial Contracts and
  • Deposit Protection


To learn more and/or enlist our services, please do not hesitate to call us on 0330 1137 267, e-mail us at: or drop us a line using our online contact form today.

What is a HMO?

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:

  • Forming 2 or more households*
  • Sharing a kitchen, bathroom and/or toilet

*See HERE for more detailed information and a definition of what constitutes a household.

Do I require a HMO Licence?

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.

What Happens if I Fail to Apply for a HMO Licence?

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.

How Can I Get a HMO Licence?

Obtaining a HMO Licence is a 4-step process involving:

  • Assessment of Your Property According to Your Local Authority’s Standards
  • Licence Application
  • Upgrading Your Property Where Required
  • Signing Off

Learn more HERE.

For more detailed information and/or to discuss your specific needs, please do not hesitate to call our representatives on Tel.: 020 3950 8834 today.

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For more advice and assistance, You can find answers to many commonly asked questions on our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page.