Landlords reminded to license properties in multiple occupation

Release date: 4 September 2018

Landlords of local rental properties that are let to five or more people of more than one household will need to have applied for a licence from Cotswold District Council before 1 October 2018.

The change in law recognises that Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) have higher associated risks and need to have fire safety procedures and precautions in place.

Councillor Sue Coakley, the CDC Cabinet Member responsible for licensing rental properties says:

“We are urging landlords and managers to get in touch with us so we can help them comply with the law and protect their tenants.  Failure to license a HMO property could result in an unlimited fine.”

For further advice, information and a licence application:

Visit our web page where you can apply on-line


Telephone 01285 623000

Government guidance is also available. 


Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road