From 1 November 2018 all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) mandatory licence applications will be processed on behalf of Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) by The Home Safe Scheme Limited, the Council’s mandatory HMO application service partner. Payment of £810.00 will be required in two stages as follows; payment of £557.00 for an HMO with standard units of accommodation for 5 persons forming two or more households (plus £25.00 for each additional unit of accommodation) will be required in full before we can confirm your application is complete. Once we have checked your application for the correct licence fee we will send you an invoice which will include payment details. If everything is satisfactory with your application, once we have received the correct payment, Home Safe will forward your payment to GYBC with the recommendation to conduct their pre-licensing inspection of the property. Following the pre-licensing inspection any issues raised will need to be addressed before GYBC will issue your draft licence so any representations can be made. When any representations have been considered GYBC will contact you for the remainder of the payment, £253.00 (making £810.00 in total for an HMO with standard units of accommodation for 5 persons forming two or more households, plus £25.00 for each additional unit of accommodation). When the remainder of the full fee is paid GYBC will issue your licence. All fees and guidance are advertised on the Council’s website at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/hmo and on our website at www.thehomesafescheme.org.uk/licence-schemes
The Housing Act 2004 introduced the mandatory licensing of HMOs from 6th April 2006. The Act was amended on 1st October 2018 whereby any property comprising of 5 or more persons who form two or more households, who share (or lack) an amenity such as a bathroom, kitchen or toilet, must be licensed. Buildings consisting solely of self-contained flats or purpose-built flats are normally exempt from licensing. Before making an application for a mandatory HMO licence, please ensure that you have read the guidance notes at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/hmo
Please complete your application as thoroughly and honestly as possible, should any follow-up action be necessary the Council may charge for this at the current rate advertised on their website at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/hmo. We need to ensure we have all the correct information before putting your details forward for a mandatory HMO licence. We strongly recommend you read the Council's licence conditions before, or as, you are completing this form as some of the questions are further explained by the conditions.
Please note it may take up to 45 minutes to complete this form depending on the number of properties you are registering. You will need copies of the relevant certificates to hand (such as for Gas Safety, EPC, EICR and Fire Detection).
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You must complete this application in one visit as you cannot save and return later.
Once you have submitted your application you will receive an acknowledgement email from us confirming your application has been received.