Nottingham City Council implemented a scheme of Additional Licensing (AL) for houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) (smaller HMOs not covered by mandatory licensing) in January 2014. The scheme operates in 10 wards of the City (some fully and some partially) where there is a high density of HMOs and evidence had been gathered of issues where licensing would be used as a tool to improve properties and neighbourhoods. The scheme is scheduled to run until 31st December 2018.

Over the course of the next 12 months, the proposal for the refresh of the Additional Licensing scheme, wider consultation process and decision regarding the existing designation or any changes to this based on targeted approach will be made. Refresh of the scheme or implementation of a revised scheme will then follow, with a target timescale of 1st January 2019.

Council records indicate there are 7,748 HMOs in Nottingham, which accounts for 6% of Nottingham’s housing stock overall and 18% of Nottingham’s private rented stock.  89% of HMOs in Nottingham are currently subject to either mandatory or additional licensing schemes. 

This survey has two areas of interest, first we would like to know and understand from your perspective how additional licensing has affected you. Secondly, we would like your feedback to help inform and shape the scheme for the next 5 years.

Please answer the following questions about Houses in Multiple Occupancy and the impact of Additional Licensing in your area.

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1. Have you experienced any problems / issues with HMO properties in your area?

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2. If yes, what kind of issues are there?

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3. Have the problems / issues improved with the implementation of additional licensing in your area?

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4. Can you provide an account of how additional licensing has caused changes in your area?

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5. If you have become aware of a problem / issue, can you provide an account of how it was dealt with? How has additional licensing made this easier to resolve?

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6. Has additional licensing made the process and outcome of reporting better?

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7. What are some of the barriers to resolving issues with HMO properties?

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8. What could the Council / partners do to improve the HMO sector? (which it is currently not doing)

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9. Please state which wards you live/work in (please select all that apply)

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey

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