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Mandatory Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation: Guidance For Licensing Authorities

DescriptionMandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation - guidance for licensing authorities
ISBN075594240X
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJuly 30, 2004

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MANDATORY LICENSING OF HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION: GUIDANCE FOR LICENSING AUTHORITIES

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CONTENTS

Introduction

Part 1 - Overview of Legislation
1-1: The HMO Licensing Order
1-2: General Licensing Provisions

Part 2 - Administration of Mandatory HMO Licensing
2-1: Co-ordination and Preventing Duplication
2-2: Verification of Compliance with Licensing Requirements
2-2.1 Direct inspection of physical standards
2-2.2 Direct inspection of tenancy management standards
2-2.3 Verification by licensee's declaration
2-3: Identification, enforcement and complaints
2-4: Fees
2-5: Co-ordination with other regulation
2-5.1 Fire Safety
2-5.2 Building Regulations (see 3-3)
2-5.3 Social Housing
2-5.4 Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care
2-5.5 Local Authority Social Care and Homelessness services
2-5.6 Planning

Part 3 - Standards and Licensing Conditions
3-1: Fit and Proper Person
3-2: Management Standards and Licensing Conditions
3-2.1 Recommended Licensing Conditions
3-2.2 Tenancy / Occupancy Agreements
3-2.3 Recommended elements of tenancy / occupancy agreements
3-3: Physical Standards

Annexes
Annex A: The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000
Annex B: Illustrative Questionnaire for Licensee's Declaration
Annex C: Technical Specification for Benchmark Standards
Annex D: Working Group and Reference Group Membership