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We have a proactive inspection programme for licensed and non-licensed Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Inspections and standards

Our inspection programme includes flats in multiple occupation and self-contained flats. If conditions in the properties inspected are not up to standard, the landlord or owner is required to improve them.

HMOs that do not require an HMO licence may still need fire precaution works to be carried out and the provision of extra amenities. For example, kitchen provisions, number of toilets and bathrooms - these are detailed in our Amenity Standards.

All HMOs must comply with the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006.

If you think a HMO is breaching conditions, for example, overcrowding you can report it to us using the form below.

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Self-contained flats

Where a property has been converted into self-contained flats/units and the building work was completed before 1 June 1992 or which was dealt with by regulation 20 of the Building Regulations 1991 and less than two-thirds of the self-contained flat is owner occupied, the property is a section 257 HMO and subject to safety inspections and must comply with The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Additional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007.

Environmental Health and Licensing

Daneshill House

Danestrete

Stevenage

Herts

SG1 1HN

env.health@stevenage.gov.uk

01438 242908 / 242916