The council is currently consulting on two new property licensing schemes being proposed in the borough. We'd like your views on our plans. Find out more and have your say. The consultation will close on Thursday 31 January 2019.
From 1 October 2018, all houses in multiple occupation (HMO) with five or more tenants, forming more than one household, must have a council granted HMO licence, regardless of the height of the building.
Previous licensing only applied to HMOs of three or more storeys.
Failing to obtain a licence is a criminal offence that may result in prosecution, or being issued with a fixed penalty of up to £30,000.
If you are the landlord of a HMO that is yet to be licensed, please contact the housing regulation team, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01753 875431 to register and make an application.
More information about HMO licensing can be found on the gov.uk website.
Your home is a house in multiple occupation (HMO) if both of the following apply:
A household is either a single person or members of the same family who live together. A family includes people who are:
Anyone who owns or manages a HMO that meets the above criteria must apply to the council for a licence. Instructions and advice on how to apply can be found in the attached application pack.
A HMO licensing fee is £950 (£650 for processing and £300 for enforcement).
Properties with more than seven bedrooms will incur a fee of £30 per additional room.
*Accommodation used by full-time students while they are studying is taken to be their main residence.
Telephone: 01753 475111 (option 3)
Email: Privatesectorhousing@slough.gov.uk or
Write to: Housing Regulation Team, Hawker House, Heathrow Business Park, Heron Drive, Langley, Slough, SL3 8XP.