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Decision details

Amendments to the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licensing Programme

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance, Executive Leader (incorporating Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods))

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To present a refresh of the House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licensing Programme.

The Executive Member is asked to note that the five year renewal programme will start again in 2016 and approve the amendments to the HMO licensing conditions to improve the management and standard of the HMO stock in the city.


A public Decision Session will be arranged to take place during December 2015, date to be confirmed. The Decision Session was due to take place on Wednesday 9th December.


Due to other meeting commitments the Executive Member will now hold his Decision Session on Wednesday 16 December at 3:00pm.


Resolved:      That option 1 be agreed and it be noted that:


(i)         the council would be starting its new 5 year phase of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing mandatory conditions in 2016, and it be agreed that


(ii)        a new licence condition relating to training be introduced and


(iii)       the licence process be amended as set out in the report including the introduction of penalties and incentives to ensure that licences are issued for the full period.


Reason:         To improve the sector by ensuring that Houses of Multiple Occupation in York meet the necessary physical standards and are well managed.


Report author: Ruth Abbott

Publication date: 16/12/2015

Date of decision: 16/12/2015

Decided at meeting: 16/12/2015 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Effective from: 19/12/2015

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