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Houses in Multiple Occupation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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1.—(1) An application for an HMO licence must be in writing and in such form as the council may specify by general notice.

(2) The application must include the following information—

(a)the address of the living accommodation in question,

(b)if the owner is an individual, the owner’s name and address,

(c)if the owner is a body, the information set out in sub-paragraph (3),

(d)if there is to be a managing agent of the HMO—

(i)if the agent is an individual, the agent’s name and address, or

(ii)if the agent is a body, the information set out in sub-paragraph (3),

(e)the name and address of any person (other than the owner) who has a relevant interest in the HMO (see sub-paragraph (4)),

(f)the maximum number of persons who it is proposed will occupy the accommodation as their only or main residence at any one time,

(g)any other information which the Department may by regulations require to be set out in such applications, and

(h)any other information which the council may specify by general notice.

(3) The information referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(c) and (d)(ii) is—

(a)the name of the body,

(b)the address of its main office or place of business,

(c)the name and address of each of its directors or partners, or other persons involved in its management.

(4) In sub-paragraph (2)(e), a “relevant interest” is—

(a)a freehold estate;

(b)a leasehold estate, unless the unexpired term of the lease is 3 years or less;

(c)a mortgage, charge or lien.

(5) The council may require the application to be accompanied by a fee fixed by the council (see also section 84 in relation to such fees).

(6) Sub-paragraph (5) is subject to paragraph 7(2).

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