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​​​​​House in Multiple Occupancy

Licence Summary
If you rent out a property for house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Redcar and Cleveland, you may require a licence from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Eligibility Criteria
HMOs subject to mandatory licensing are those that are;
  • three or more storeys high;
  • have five or more people in more than one household; and
  • share amenities such as bathrooms, toilets and cooking facilities, or the living accommodation is not wholly self-contained.
If you believe you own a property that may require a licence telephone the HMO Licensing Hotline (01287) 612300 (24hr answer machine outside office hours). Alternatively you can apply online using the online facility below.

Regulation Summary

Application Evaluation Process
Licences will be granted if:
  • The house is or can be made suitable for multiple occupation
  • The applicant is a fit and proper person and the most appropriate person to hold the licence
  • The proposed manager has control of the house, and is a fit and proper person to be the manager
  • The management arrangements are satisfactory
Fees
HMO Fee Structure.pdf

Will Tacit Consent Apply?
It is in the public interest for us to process your application before it can be granted. This means that you do not have the legal right (known as 'tacit consent') to assume that your licence has been granted just because you have not heard from us within a specified time frame.​

How to Apply
We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you have applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.

Apply Online

Failed Application Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.
You may appeal to a residential property tribunal
Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.

Licence Holder Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.
You may appeal to a residential property tribunal  regarding conditions attached to a licence or any decision to vary or revoke a licence.
Any appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.

Consumer Complaint
If a licence is granted and you wish to appeal against it being granted you may do so to a residential property tribunal within 28 days of the decision being made.

Trade Associations
British Property Federation (BPF) † 
National Federation of Property Professionals † 

Registers
Licensing registers are available to view, by prior arrangement, at the Council Offices. Please visit the Licensing Public Register page for more information.

Contact Details
Redcar & Cleveland Council
Regeneration Directorate
Housing Service
Redcar & Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
Redcar​
TS10 1RT
Tel: (01287) 612455

Contact

Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

contactus@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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