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Decision details

Updating of HMO Licensing Policy and Fees

Decision maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is subject to call in?: No




(i)      That  the revised charging mechanism for Houses in Multiple Occupation licensing fees (Appendix 1 to report HEP/18/19) be adopted and the updated HMO Licensing Policy (3rd edition) be approved.  


(ii)     That proposed charge of £100 for the recovery of costs incurred by immigration inspections be implemented from 1 April 2019.


(iii)    That a proposed charge of £35 per hour (or part hour) to owners/landlords/Letting Agents for providing on site advice for a prospective HMO be implemented from 1 April 2019.


(iv)    That the enforcement charge of £415.50 for service of hazard awareness notices be ceased from 1 April 2019.


(v)     That this matter be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43(1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.


Reasons for decisions


(i)      To ensure compliance with the European Union Services Directive (ESD 2006/123/EC) by implementing the required administrative arrangements as soon as possible after Executive Board decision.


(ii)     To recover the full costs incurred by immigration inspections which are a non-statutory service.


(iii)    To recover the full costs incurred when an Officer visits a prospective HMO at the request of a landlord or Letting Agent to give pre-licence application advice.


(iv)    To enable Landlords and Letting Agents to use the £415.50 charge to pay for works to remove the hazards specified in the hazard awareness notice.    

Publication date: 13/03/2019

Date of decision: 12/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Executive Board

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