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HMO licensing issues after death of a landlord

Background

John got in touch with Landlord Advice after his father, a landlord of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), passed away.

John was the executor of his father's estate and didn't know how to proceed in terms of the HMO licence. He was concerned that, as the landlord had died, the property was no longer licensed.

Given that John could have been subject to a £5,000 fine for an unlicensed HMO, he wanted to establish what his options were.

 

How Landlord Advice helped

We contacted Belfast City Council HMO department for guidance on the matter. The HMO department agreed that John could apply for a temporary exemption notice to allow time to deal with the current tenants or settle the estate and nominate a new owner and apply for a HMO licence in their name.

We advised John on his options and explained how to apply for a HMO licence in his own name. 

 

What other landlords say about the service

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