What happens if I fail to license a HMO?

Failure to apply for a licence is a criminal offence and can result in a fine of up to £20,000.

In certain cases, rent from housing benefit or paid by tenants themselves can be reclaimed if a landlord is found to be operating a licensable HMO without a licence.

We can also take over the management of the property by issuing an Interim and/or Final Management Order