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Property licence standards and conditions

Property licence standards and conditions

The property licence conditions you must comply with and the fire safety, room size and amenity standards which apply to your property.

If you hold a property licence, for either a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) or a non-HMO property, you must comply with the Code of Good Management Practice (pdf, 97KB) (opens new window) .

See below for additional specific standards and conditions that apply to your type of property licence and scheme.

Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs): additional and mandatory licences

If you rent out rooms in a licensed house of multiple occupation (additional or mandatory), the property must meet the required health, safety and welfare standards and conditions for tenants. 

Standards for HMO properties

The Bristol City Council HMO licensing standards are split into two separate documents:

If your room doesn’t meet these standards, you still need to submit an application. We’ll inspect the property and measure the rooms to check compliance and decide on the most appropriate course of action.

Mandatory licensing conditions (citywide)

These are the conditions that you must meet to comply with your mandatory HMO licence:

Central Area HMO licensing conditions

These are the conditions you must meet to comply with your additional HMO licence in the Central Area licensing scheme:

Bedminster, Brislington West and Horfield wards additional HMO licensing conditions

There are conditions that you must meet to comply with your additional HMO licence in Bedminster, Brislington West and Horfield wards licensing scheme:

Bedminster and Brislington West wards selective licensing conditions

There are conditions that you must meet to comply with selective licence in Bedminster, Brislington West wards licensing scheme: