Chelmsford City Council

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Report a suspected HMO

Report an HMO now

If you think people are living in a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) that doesn’t have a licence, you can report it to us.

You can look at GOV.UK to check what makes a property an HMO.

You can also check our register of HMOs that do have a licence, before you make your report.

To report a suspected HMO, you will need:

  • the address or location of the HMO
  • the property type
  • to tell us how many people you think are living there
  • to tell us what you are concerned about, such as disrepair or overcrowding
  • any contact details you have, such as for the landlord of the property
  • your name, address and contact details

Once we receive your report, we will:

  • acknowledge it within three working days
  • investigate the property
  • contact you to update you on the progress of our investigation

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    Last updated: 06 October 2020

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