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Bolton Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Mandatory Licensing

Mandatory Licensing

Part two of the Housing Act 2004 relating to the licensing of HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation) came into force on 6th July 2006. This legislation introduces the mandatory licensing of HMOs and will include all properties that are:

  • Three or more storeys high and,  
  • have five or more people in more than one household and,  
  • share amenities such as bathrooms, toilets and cooking facilities. 

Anyone who owns or manages a HMO that must be licensed has to apply to the Council for a licence.

Click Here for more information about licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation in England: a guide for landlords and managers

To make enquiries or to apply, please contact:
Housing & Public Health Team

The Castle Hill Centre
Castleton Street


01204 338912



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