HMO Licensing

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14 years ago
If your HMO is three storeys or more and has five or more tenants then you have to apply for a licence. Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to £20,000! Obviously if you are two storeys an/or fewer than five tenants you can point this out to the LA.

I google searched AFT fire systems and could not find what your LA are after so can't advise there. All I will say is that where I have my HMOs, my LA is satisfied with my fire precautions which are pretty much as you have outlined so you may be able to negotiate with them. You might wish to get the fire brigade involved. Quite often they will tell the LA that what you already have in place is more than adequate.

Hope this helps!


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