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Guide HMO Licensing application form guidance

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1. Important information

The Housing Act 2004 and associated Regulations specify certain information that must be provided within the application. All the information required within the application must be provided and all questions answered as instructed. The relevant Act is the Housing Act 2004 and the regulations are The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006 and The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012.

It is important that you are aware of the following:-

  • It is an offence to supply any information that is false or misleading and which you know is false or misleading.  The giving of false information may result in prosecution and your licence (on this and other properties) being cancelled.
  • If the form is filled in incorrectly or we feel that it is incomplete we will return it to you and you may incur an additional charge.