Issue - decisions

Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Additional Licensing Scheme

15/04/2021 - Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Additional Licensing Scheme

That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration:

·            Recommended the HMO Additional Licensing scheme to Full Council for adoption at its meeting on 21 April 2021 having considered the results of a 10 week statutory consultation period.


·            Recommended the designation (attached as Appendix D in the report) which set out HMOs that would be subject to additional licensing under section 56(1)(a) of the Housing Act 2004.

·            Recommended that the designation was made on the 23rd April 2021 and came into force on the 30th August 2021 and lasted for a period of 5 years from that date.

·            Recommended the licensing conditions and amenity standards proposed at “Draft Additional Licensing Scheme” (attached as Appendix A to the report).

·            Recommended the proposed licence fee structure (attached as Appendix E to the report).

Background, including Policy Context


The aim of the project was to design and implementan Additional Licensing Scheme to improve housing standards and the management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) within the private rented sector in Westminster as part of a wider Private Rented Sector (PRS) Strategy.