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Residential property licensing for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)

Find out how we decide to grant an HMO licence.
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From 1 October 2018, all HMOs with five or more occupants must have a licence.

How we decide to grant an HMO licence

When assessing if we will grant a licence to an HMO we look at:

  • Whether the property complies with Lewisham's licensing standards

  • The suitability of the landlord or the managing agent to manage the HMO (called the ‘fit and proper test’)

  • The general suitability of managing arrangements.

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