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HMO Newcastle: Newcastle HMO License

Is your HMO Newcastle property subject to Newcastle City Council HMO Licensing rules? Contact Newcastle HMO Advice for helpful licensing advice & assistance.

 

HMO Newcastle

 

Newcastle upon Tyne, or Newcastle, as it is commonly known, in Tyne & Wear is a North East England city on the River Tyne’s northern bank. Situated 13.7 km (8.5 miles) from the North Sea, 446 km (277 miles) to the north of London and 166 km (103 miles) to the south of Edinburgh, it is the North East’s most populous city and a member of both the UK’s Core Cities Group and the European cities’ “Eurocities” network.

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Developed around the Pons Aelius Roman settlement, Newcastle was named after the 11th Century castle built by William the Conqueror’s oldest son, Robert Curthose in 1080. Having grown into a significant wool trading centre during the 14th Century, Newcastle later became an important coal mining area.

 

Following the development of the city’s port during the 16th Century, the city became, together with shipyards further down the Tyne River, one of the largest shipbuilding & repair centres in the world.

 

Today, the city’s economy includes 1,000s of national and international corporations’ headquarters; finance, insurance and other business & professional services; retail, renewable subsea & offshore energy industries; digital, communications and gaming technology; medical sciences, research & development, education and healthcare.

 

Boasting numerous historic and modern landmarks including, among others, Newcastle Castle, the Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge and the Castle Keep; the Theatre Royal and Avison Library; the “Arch to Chinatown”; Grey’s Monument, the 13th Century Black Gate and the Blackfriars friary, the city is also home to numerous museums and galleries including, for instance, the Biscuit Factory and the Discovery Museum; Great North Museum, Laing Art Gallery and the Seven Stories (Children’s Books) museum; the Life Science Centre, Stephenson Railway Museum, Side Gallery and many others.

 

Newcastle also has strong sporting traditions and St James’ Park, now the 7th largest football stadium in England, has been home to Newcastle United FC since it was first formed in 1892. The city is also home to non-league football teams in the city include Team Northumbria, West Allotment Celtic, Newcastle Benfield and Heaton Stannington and:

 

  • An FA Women’s Premier League team, Newcastle United WFC
  • 2 Rugby Union teams, Pilkington Shield Winners (1996) Medicals RFC and the Newcastle Falcons
  • A Rugby League club, Newcastle Thunder, which, like the Newcastle Falcons, plays at Kingston Park Stadium
  • A basketball team, Newcastle Eagles, who play at Northumbria University’s new Sport Central Complex
  • A Speedway team, the Newcastle Diamonds (based at Brough Park, Byker, which is also used as a greyhound racing venue))
  • An ice hockey team, the Newcastle Warriors, and the Gosforth Park horse racing course

 

In addition to hosting many national and international sporting events, the city also regularly hosts a diversity of annual and biannual music, arts, other cultural and traveling fairs and festivals including, among many others, the Newcastle & Gateshead Comedy Festival, Newcastle Science Fest and “This is Tomorrow”; the Ouseburn Festival, Newcastle Beer Festival and the Evolution Festival; the North-East Art Expo, Northern Pride Festival and the Hoppings, Europe’s largest travelling fair.

 

Boasting several major music venues including the Metro Radio Arena, the Riverside venue and Newcastle City Hall; the O2 Academy Newcastle and St James’ Park, the city also offers a diversity of theatres, cinemas and multiple ‘nightlife centres’ packed with diverse international restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs, as well as excellent shopping facilities.

 

In terms of education, Newcastle has a broad range of state and independent primary and secondary schools, as well as three colleges – Newcastle College, Walker Technology College and Newcastle Sixth Form College – and two universities, Northumbria University and Newcastle University, which is one of the UK’s largest research-intensive universities.

 

The city’s continuing economic growth and outstanding educational institutions generate a continual influx of professionals and students looking for affordable, shared accommodation, which has created a significant demand for HMOs (houses in multiple occupation). Landlords hoping to cater for this demand are invariably required to comply with national and local HMO licensing laws and standards.

 

Newcastle City Council HMO Licensing Rules

 

In addition to properties offered as HMOs being subject to the latest national HMO legislation, Newcastle landlords wishing to license their properties must also comply with local rules and standards, which, in addition to different classes of planning permission being required for properties about to be converted into new HMOs, also include several Article 4 directions.

 

While Newcastle City Council does provide extensive guidance on the processes involved, this can at times leave landlords trying to apply for Newcastle HMO licences highly stressed, utterly confused and frustrated.

 

Newcastle HMO Advice

 

Offering a unique, extremely helpful HMO Management Package created based on our personal HMO licensing experiences, in-depth HMO and local knowledge, Newcastle HMO Advice can help you obtain an HMO licence for your property without all that stress, confusion and frustration. Call our HMO experts on 0330 1137 267 today 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.