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HMO Leeds: Leeds HMO Licence Advice

HMO Leeds: Leeds HMO Licence Advice

Leeds HMO Licence Advice offer a comprehensive HMO Leeds Management Package to help landlords applying for HMO licences meet HMO Licence Leeds requirements.

 

HMO Leeds

 

Situated approximately 274 km (170 miles) to Central London’s north, the West Yorkshire city & metropolitan borough of Leeds is the commercial, financial and cultural heart of the Urban West Yorkshire area.

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Boasting one of all main UK employment centres’ most diverse economies, the city has the highest private to public sector job ratio of all UK Core Cities, the 4th largest urban economy in the UK and, being served by 4 universities, the country’s 4th largest student population.

 

The city’s extensive retail area is considered the entire Humber and Yorkshire regions’ principal shopping centre, and there are numerous indoor shopping centres within the city centre, including:

 

  • The Core, Merrion and St John’s centres
  • Victoria Quarter, Corn Exchange and The Light
  • Victoria Gate and Trinity Leeds

 

Covering a combined floorspace of 340,000 m2 (3,660,000 sq. ft), these centres alone contain more than 1,000 High Street and luxury high-end retailers’ stores.

 

These stores are added to by the many renowned British High Street retailers that can be found on Briggate, Leeds’s main shopping street, which is located within the city’s large pedestrianised zone, as well as the White Rose Centre in the city’s Churwell area and a diversity of additional shopping centres dotted around the many villages and towns that became part of the borough and/or were incorporated into the city.

 

In addition to its exquisite shopping facilities, Leeds also boasts a diversity of parks, man-made and natural landmarks, with the latter including Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve, the Otley Chevin grit outcrop; Temple Newsam and Roundhay parks and open spaces including Victoria Gardens, Millennium Square, Park Square and City Square.

 

The city’s man-made landmarks include Leeds Town Hall, the Leeds City Museum and the Corn Exchange, as well as Morley Town Hall, Civic Hall and the Parkinson Building; Tower Works, Armley Mills, Temple Works and the 122 m (365 ft) high Bridgewater Place Tower, as well as Leeds Cathedral, Leeds Minster and St George’s Church.

 

Boasting more than 16 museums, a multitude of renowned music, dance and theatre venues, including, among others, the First Direct Arena, Grand Theatre, Elland Road Stadium (the home ground of Leeds United FC) and Phoenix Dance Theatre – Leeds is also renowned for its thriving cultural scene and vibrant nightlife, as well as its sporting tradition and facilities.

 

The four main universities serving the city are the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University and Leeds Arts University. In addition, the city is home to University of Law, Leeds Music College, Leeds City College and the Northern Contemporary Dance College.

 

The population of Leeds is estimated to include approximately 200, 000 students. Together with the ever-increasing influx of professionals from all over the world arriving in Leeds to settle, this generates a significant demand for shared accommodation, which is the most convenient and affordable type of accommodation for “new arrivals” to the city.

 

HMO Licence Leeds

 

Like HMO landlords across the UK, Leeds landlords offering shared accommodation must apply for HMO licences under the latest national HMO licensing legislation. In addition, local HMOs may also fall under the Article 4 direction brought into force by Leeds City Council.

 

This can make complying with the required standards and conditions to successfully obtain an HMO licence incredibly complex, which often causes a great deal of stress, frustration and general confusion.

 

Leeds HMO Licence Advice

 

HMO Advice Leeds offer a unique Leeds HMO Management Package designed to take stress, frustration & confusion out of your HMO application. Created using our extensive HMO licensing knowledge and first-hand experience in licensing HMOs in Leeds, this package offers all the advice, guidance and hands-on support you need to successfully apply for your licence in full compliance of all necessary conditions and standards. Call us today to learn more: 0330 1137 267.

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.