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

Nottingham City Council’s (NCC) consultation has begun on a new licensing scheme for landlords renting out shared houses in Nottingham.

NCC 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 a consultation event. NCC  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

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