HMO Licence Brighton: Looking to licence an HMO property in Brighton? HMO Advice offer a comprehensive HMO Licence Application Service designed to ensure local landlords are compliant with HMO Licensing Brighton requirements.
Situated 76 km (47 mils) south of London, Brighton, which forms part of the City of Brighton & Hove, is a popular seaside resort on England’s south coast.
Rich in culture & history and famed for its arts scene, excellent shopping and festivals, Brighton boasts an array of attractions, including a multitude of museums, historical sites, cinemas, cafes/restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Some of the city’s most renowned landmark include the famous Brighton Palace Pier, the Royal Pavilion, British Airways’ i360 Observation Tower and the Jubilee Clock Tower.
Brighton is also home to an extensive selection of state, private and faith-based schools, colleges and further education establishments including the universities of Sussex and Brighton, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton Institute of Modern Music and a diversity of language schools including, among many others, Brighton Language College, ISE Brighton and the British Study Centres Brighton; Olivet English Language School and the EF International Language Campus.
Major Brighton employers include Lloyds Bank, American Express and Asda; the Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Company, Gatwick Airport, Inkfish and a rich diversity of media related businesses.
As such, the city’s population encompasses large numbers of students and professionals seeking shared – or HMO – accommodation. This demand is covered by an ever-growing number of HMO landlords, many of whom are new to HMO licensing due to the legislation changes first introduced in October 2018 – which resulted in approximately 177,000 more HMOs becoming licensable across the UK than under previous rules and regulations.
HMO licensing legislation now stipulates that landlords must license their properties (obtaining a separate licence for each HMO property owned) if there are 5 tenants or more living within said properties as two or more households (learn more at Gov.UK)
Within Brighton & Hove (incl. Portslade), licences may also be required if a property has two storeys* or more and three tenants or more are living within said properties as two or more households.
*A storey is defined as part of any property consisting of all rooms on any given level – including basements and attics – if said rooms are used as living accommodation. A bungalow would, for example, be classed as a single-storey property.
Applying for an HMO licence can be a confusing, stressful minefield of rules, regulations and red tape. As landlords ourselves, we have successfully navigated this minefield for many years and can now offer Brighton HMO landlords a comprehensive HMO management package designed to keep their stress at a minimum while ensuring compliance with current HMO legislation.
Offered on a non-corporate basis (no hidden extras/fees), this cost-effective package provides advice and assistance with matters including:
Robust, straightforward resident licence agreements
Boasting an impressive HMO management portfolio of over 300 applications and a 100% success record, we can help you successfully apply for your HMO licence/s, too. Contact us online, e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0330 1137 267 now to gain access to our vast pool of knowledge and take advantage of our unique service.
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.