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Have your say on proposals for a new Additional HMO Licensing Scheme

Additional HMO Licensing

A consultation has begun on a new licensing scheme for landlords renting out shared houses in Nottingham.

The council wants to hear views on proposals to introduce a new five-year Additional HMO Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (or shared houses).

The current scheme will soon come to an end and the City Council is now consulting on a new scheme covering the whole city, which would run for a further five years from January 2024.

The consultation is running until 24 May 2023, and this is your chance to have your say on the proposals.

Additional Licensing is a scheme that applies to privately rented Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) or shared houses and requires landlords to have a licence for rented properties where either three or four people, who are not related, live together and share facilities like bathrooms and kitchens.

Privately rented housing has grown considerably within Nottingham and is an important part of providing a range of housing in the city, so it is important that the properties:

  • are of a good standard
  • are well managed

An Additional HMO licensing scheme would help to:

  • improve property conditions
  • improve the quality of our neighbourhoods, to support safe, inclusive and cohesive communities.

The current Additional HMO Licensing Scheme has had a positive impact on problems associated with HMOs since its introduction in 2019, such as inadequate gas, electrical and fire safety, overcrowding and insufficient facilities, poor internal and external property conditions as well as anti-social behaviour like noise nuisance and insufficient waste management. If approved, a new scheme would help continue and build on these positive outcomes.  

Join us at a consultation event. We would also encourage you to come along to our consultation events, they are being held across the city and online.

View calendar of events and book to attend

How to have your say?

You can read all about the proposals and have your say in our online survey on our consultation page below.

On this website, you will find lots of information, including: 

  • Short summary on the proposals
  • The full proposal documents 

You can read more about the proposals and fill in the survey here

Additional HMO Licensing Consultation

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Have your say on plan for the future of student living in Nottingham

Student Living Strategy

A new plan has been created to increase the choice and quality of student housing, maximise the benefits of a large student population and better tackle any challenges for communities.

There are lots of benefits in having two world-class universities, but it can also create some challenges. Nottingham City Council, the University of Nottingham, and Nottingham Trent University have formally committed to work to tackle any issues and work towards shared priorities.

They have set out 3 main priorities to ensure there is sufficient quality student accommodation available, that the impact on communities can be minimised and that students become valued members of the wider community in which they choice to live.   

The Student Living Strategy looks at HMO licensing, use of planning powers and waste and ASB issues in student properties.

A public consultation runs from Wednesday 22 February to Friday 24 March 2023.  

Find out more and have your say:

Student Living Strategy Consultation

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