Should more city landlords need a license for their HMO?23rd February 2015
Should more city landlords need a license for their HMO?
Southampton City Council is consulting on whether to expand its additional Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing scheme and would like your views on this.
This scheme requires rental HMOs (defined as properties comprising three or more storeys and occupied by five or more people who form two or more households) in the Bargate, Bevois, Swaythling and Portswood to be licensed. We have found that this scheme has helped to improve housing conditions for residents living in licensed HMOs in the city.
The council is now considering whether to expand the scheme to include HMOs in the Shirley, Freemantle, Millbrook, and Bassett areas and would like your feedback. Please click on the links below to find out more and tell us what you think by 27 February 2015.