Issue details

Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation

To consider the responses to the public consultation and confirm progress with the additional HMO Licensing scheme.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects the Community in two or more Wards or Electoral Decisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 14 Feb 2012 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Paul Claussen, Deputy Leader/Executive Member for Planning

Lead director: Executive Director of Strategy & Governance

Contact: Gordon Partridge, Principal Housing Officer Email:

Consultation process

The Housing Act 2004 Pat 2 introduced measures to licence houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).  Before making a designation the Local Housing Authority must take reasonable steps to consult persons who are likely to be affected.  Breckland Council intends to apply to the Secretary of State to have an additional licensing scheme and the proposal is in accordance with the Council’s Housing Strategy.


Public consultation


Agenda items


  • HMO Additional Licensing Scheme