Issue details

Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Living seeking approval for public consultation on the proposal for designation of an additional HMO licensing scheme covering Bevois, Bargate, Portswood & Swaythling wards following expiry of the current licensing scheme covering these four wards in June 2018.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward or a significant community;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Bargate; Bevois; Portswood; Swaythling;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/01/2018

Decision due: 20 Feb 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Sustainable Living

Lead director: Director of Transactions & Universal Services

Department: Sustainable Living

Contact: Steven Hayes-Arter Email:

Consultation process

The consultation will be publicised through a media release via the Councils 'Stay Connected' service & twitter feed. Key stakeholders will be written to and or emailed. Attendance at Landlord & resident meetings to promote consultation.There will be a consultation guide and questionnaire (online & paper copies available).


Landlords & landlord groups, letting agents, resident & tenant groups, Universities,, Local agencies involved with housing & local residents. Ward councillors for Bargate, Bevois, Portswood & Swaythling. SCC Democratic, legal & finance departments.

Public Comments may be sent to:


Agenda items


  • Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)