What do I need to make a licence application?
When you apply for a licence you will need to provide the following documents and guarantees:
- produce a valid gas safety certificate annually, where appropriate
- keep all electrical appliances and furniture in a safe condition
- prove that all smoke alarms are correctly positioned and in working order
- provide all occupiers with a written statement of the terms on which they occupy the property, often known as a 'tenancy agreement'
The licence cannot relate to more than one property or be transferred to another person. It will last for a maximum of 5 years and will specify the number of people who may live in the HMO.