House in Multiple Occupation conditions

Closes 30 Dec 2022

Opened 7 Oct 2022

Overview

Under the terms of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, the Council is required to license Houses in Multiple Occupation (‘HMOs’) where three or more individuals or families both live in a property and share facilities in it.  

All HMO licences granted by the Council are subject to a set of standard conditions which licence holders must comply with.

Conditions HMO11 and HMO12 of the Council’s standard conditions set out the requirements which must be met by licence holders in relation to providing contact details to residents.

Why your views matter

Currently, the standard licence conditions require licence holders to provide the Council with an emergency contact number (HMO11) and give neighbour notifications (HMO12) once per term of licence, which could be every three years.

A motion, agreed by the Council, suggested that conditions HMO11 and HMO12 could be strengthened by making this an annual requirement.

We want to know if you think that this should be changed.

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