Additional Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

The Council already licences 3 storey Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) which have 5 or more tenants.

On the 1st April 2010 the Government announced that it had given councils stronger local powers to introduce licensing schemes for other HMOs.

Oxford City Council would like to introduce citywide licensing for all HMOs which would mean landlords applying to the Council to get a licence for their property.

The Council would then be able to set standards for these properties with regard to their management and safety and would be able to refuse to issue licences to landlords that fail to meet the necessary requirements.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    9 Apr 2010 at 16:00
  • Closed
    25 Jun 2010 at 17:00
  • Response Published
    30 Jun 2010


Area Covered
  • Barton And Sandhills
  • Blackbird Leys
  • Carfax
  • Churchill
  • Cowley
  • Cowley Marsh
  • Headington
  • Headington Hill And Northway
  • Hinksey Park
  • Holywell
  • Iffley Fields
  • Jericho And Osney
  • Littlemore
  • Lye Valley
  • Marston
  • North
  • Northfield Brook
  • Quarry And Risinghurst
  • Rose Hill And Iffley
  • St Clement's
  • St Margaret's
  • St Mary's
  • Summertown
  • Wolvercote
Who we are consulting
  • Area Committees/Forums
  • Community Groups
  • General Public
  • Resident Groups
Who we are consulting (others) Landlords, Letting Agents, Students, University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University
Methods Used
  • Online Consultations
  • Exhibition / Roadshow
  • Group discussions