HMO managers

In Wales there are two sets of management regulations depending on the property you are managing.

The regulations place requirements on landlords, managers and tenants: 

It is an offence to fail to comply with these regulations and can lead to prosecution with an unlimited fine.

Should a change in management occur within the licence period you can apply to vary an existing HMO licence at no extra cost.

Please complete the change of manager application form (pdf)

Under government rules the cost of operating the licensing scheme may be paid for by charging a fee which is given in the guidance notes above.

The property has to conform to the standards adopted by the council and planning permission may be needed for houses in multiple occupation.

Under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, shared houses with three or more occupiers or properties converted into flats or bedsits need planning consent.

It is the responsibility of the owner or person in control of the property to make sure that the necessary planning or building regulations have been obtained.

More information for landlords

More information for tenants