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HMO Licence Oxford – HMO Advice

Our HMO Licence Management Services Oxford are designed to help local HMO landlords make successful, stress-free HMO Licence Oxford applications.


HMO Licence Oxford


Located 98 km (61 miles) from Bristol, 95 km (59 miles) from Southampton, 92 km (57 miles) from Birmingham, 82 km (51 miles) from London, and 39 km (24 miles) from Reading, the city of Oxford is home to one of the world’s oldest, most famous universities, the University of Oxford.

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Oxford’s origins date all the way back to the Saxon period (410 AD to 1066 AD). Demonstrating exceptional examples of every architectural period since the latter part of the Saxon period, the city’s noble buildings bear witness to its long history and include famous landmarks like, to name just some of them, Radcliffe Camera, Carfax Tower and the city’s very own Bridge of Sighs; the university’s iconic Bodleian Library and the historic Covered Market.


Dominating the city since the 14th Century, the ever-expanding University of Oxford – which was first established in the 12th Century – now encompasses a staggering diversity of institutions, including a complete range of academic university departments and 38 consistent colleges.


Oxford education is, however, not limited to the confines of the university. The city also boasts an extensive selection of primary, secondary, further & higher education schools, colleges and adult learning centres; specialist educational facilities, tutorial colleges, language schools and training providers, as well as relevant funding bodies (learn more).


In addition to education, the city boasts a wide economic base with numerous IT & science-based businesses (many of which are academic offshoots), publishing and motor manufacturing industries.


Renowned for its exceptional diversity and standard of educational facilities, Oxford is continually home to students from all over the world – many of whom prefer the cost-effectiveness and convenience of sharing accommodation with like-minded individuals.


As such, Oxford has an exceptionally high demand for HMO properties – every one of which is subject to HMO Licence Oxford rules & regulations.


Oxford HMO Licence Requirements


HMO landlords in Oxford not only have to license their properties under current UK HMO legislation (Gov.UK) but most also comply with local Oxford HMO licence requirements, which stipulate that all houses & flats must be licensed if:


  • They are occupied by three tenants or more
  • These tenants form more than one household and
  • Tenants share basic amenities (i.e. kitchen and/or toilet/bathroom)


Furthermore, buildings converted into self-contained flats (partially or exclusively) require HMO licences if they contain at least one non-contained flat (bedroom/bedsit) occupied and sharing amenities as above, or if they are ‘Section 257’ houses (see here for more detailed information).


HMO Licence Management Services Oxford


Having successfully navigated the complex, rather confusing minefield of red tape & bureaucracy these requirements present landlords with for years, we now offer unique HMO Licence Management Services Oxford designed to help landlords in and around the city to acquire HMO licences in the most cost-effective, efficient and stress-free manner possible. Call 0330 1137 267 now to learn more.

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.