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HMO Licence Birmingham – HMO Advice

The complex HMO licence requirements Birmingham landlords must comply with can be confusing. Cost-effective, unique and straightforward, HMO Advice’s HMO Management package takes both the confusion and stress out of HMO Licence Birmingham applications.


HMO Licence Birmingham


Situated 203.4 km (126.4 miles) north-west of London and 139 km (86.4 miles) south of Manchester, the city of Birmingham boasts excellent shopping facilities (with the Bull Ring being its premier shopping destination) and influential, vibrant culinary, grassroot arts, music and literary scenes.

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Birmingham is believed to have been established as an Anglian tribal groups’ primary settlement during the late 6th or early 7th Century. Much of the city’s early history has, however, been lost and Birmingham’s growth into the city now considered the Midlands’ commercial, financial, cultural and social centre did not really start until the 18th Century.


Today, the city perfectly blends historic architectural sites like Birmingham Cathedral, Aston Hall, The Council House and Birmingham Town Hall , for example, with ultra-modern landmarks like the iconic, futuristic Selfridges Building, the NEC (National Exhibition Centre), ICC (International Convention Centre) and, of course, its notorious ‘Spaghetti Junctions’.


Boasting five universities – Aston University, Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham; Newman University and the University College Birmingham – the city is also home to:


  • The regional West Midlands base of the Open University,
  • Major BPP University and University of Law campuses, and
  • The Aston, Birmingham and Birmingham City business schools,


as well as the Birmingham School of Acting, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and an array of other further and religious education establishments.


Its excellent educational facilities mean Birmingham now attracts more full-time students than any other UK city outside London. Significantly swelling the city’s population during term time, many of these students look for HMO accommodation – which must, of course, be licensed under current HMO Licence Birmingham provisions.


HMO Licence Requirements Birmingham


While substantial information is provided over multiple pages at Birmingham.Gov.UK, landlords in Birmingham will most likely find determining precisely which HMO licence requirements they must comply with in order to licence their properties somewhat complex and confusing. This can cause a great deal of stress, as well as potential delays in the process of licensing properties.


Birmingham HMO Licence Advice


HMO Advice have years of experience and the vast pool of knowledge necessary to successfully apply for a Birmingham HMO licence – stress-free and without unnecessary confusion and delays.


Our unique HMO management package covers all aspects of HMO licensing, from procedures, tenants stature and commercial contracts to well-defined resident licence agreements & deposit protection.


To learn more about this cost-effective package and discover how we can help you successfully comply with Birmingham HMO Licence requirements, call our experts on 0330 1137 267 now.

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.