Do you need to apply for an HMO Licence in Guildford? HMO Advice’s unique HMO Licensing Management Services Guildford are designed to take stress and confusion out of this complex process.
Marking the half-way point between London and Portsmouth, Surrey’s county town Guildford is located at the county’s centre, 43 km (27 miles) south-west of London.
Situated near the Surrey Hills, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, Guildford offers excellent shopping and entertainment; a calendar full of exciting festivals & events, a multitude of award-winning parks and an array of historic buildings & landmarks including, among many others:
In addition to hosting a comprehensive range of state and independent schools, the town is also home to University of Surrey and University of Law campuses; Guildford School of Acting and Guildford Further & Higher Education College, as well as the Academy of Contemporary Music and the first performing arts academy in Britain, the Italia Conti Arts Centre.
Guildford offers a vibrant, growing retail and business environment with excellent national and international connections; a high percentage of knowledge-based businesses and key commercial sectors including ICT, advanced engineering and creative industries; digital media and software.
Surrey Research Park, which is considered one of the UK’s best science park examples, hosts a diversity of companies involved in commercialising an extensive selection of sciences including engineering, technologies, social science and health-related activities.
Boasting the South East’s highest business units & employment concentration, the surrounding area’s economy is dominated by professional, business & financial services and home to leading global pharmaceutical, healthcare & life sciences companies.
Ranked the UK’s most competitive city outside London in recent years, Guildford has a steady influx of students and world-class university graduates wishing to take advantage of its excellent educational and employment opportunities.
This influx generates an ever-increasing demand for shared accommodation, which is catered for by landlords with properties requiring an HMO licence in Guildford.
Under the new legislation brought into force in October 2018, houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) must be licensed if they:
HMOs include shared houses, lodgings and houses let out as individual bedsits, as well as houses that were converted into several self-contained flats that do not meet 1991 Building regulations standards.
More detailed information on HMO licensing Guildford, HMO landlords’ duties, responsibilities and more can be found at Guildford.Gov.UK.
Licensing HMO properties in Guildford is a complex, time-consuming process that can at times be downright confusing and stressful.
Unique, cost-effective and based on HMO Advice’s many years of hands-on HMO licensing experience, our HMO Licensing Management Services Guildford provides local landlords with access to our vast reservoir of knowledge and advice & assistance with all HMO licensing aspects, including:
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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.