Proposed new additional licensing scheme for houses in multiple occupation 2024-2029

Part of: Consultations for housing

We consulted on proposals to introduce a new Additional HMO Licensing Scheme across Haringey borough. The consultation closed on 12 February 2024.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our consultation and those who submitted a response during this process.

Consultation outcomes

Read the full consultation report

Read the written responses to the consultation

The council have considered the responses to the consultation. Read the council's responses to the consultation outcomes

The council considered the additional HMO licensing scheme proposal on 12 March 2024 and approved the designation of a new additional HMO Licensing scheme for 2024-2029. Read the public designation notice.


In 2019, we introduced a borough-wide additional houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licensing scheme, to ensure residents who live in this sector live in safe and well-maintained homes.

All HMOs in Haringey are now subject to licensing, either under the extended mandatory licensing or under the borough-wide additional licensing scheme.

HMOs will require an additional licence if they are rented to at least 3 people who are not from the same household but share facilities like a bathroom and kitchen. Properties converted into self-contained flats that do not meet building regulations are also considered HMOs and will need a licence under this proposed scheme.

The current additional HMO licensing designation in Haringey is due to come to an end on 26 May 2024 and therefore, a new scheme is being proposed to replace this. If approved, this will start in or around May 2024.

Introducing new additional HMO licensing can provide more powers to help tackle poorly-managed privately rented property. Building upon the existing licencing scheme, the council will continue to improve living conditions for residents living in HMO accommodation and ensure they have a better quality of life.

Consultation documents

We produced the following documents to support the consultation:

We commissioned a report to explore HMO’s in Haringey – this included the outcome of our current additional HMO licensing scheme. Following a detailed analysis, the report highlighted the challenges the private rented sector faced and the need for a renewed scheme.

Further information

If you would like further information regarding this proposal, please use the supporting documents below. If you cannot find what you are looking for then please email us at or telephone 020 8489 3501/5409/3051/3588/2296.

If you’d like to understand more about our existing HMO licencing scheme, how to apply or to report an unlicensed HMO, then please visit our property licensing pages.

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