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HMO advisory service

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a property and are proposing to convert it to an HMO we offer an advisory service.

For a fee of £335 an officer from the HMO team can inspect the property and give you a schedule of work for you to consider.  There is no obligation on you to finish the work if the property is not later multi-occupied. 

If you are considering two possible options for the property, perhaps either as a shared house or bedsits or two possible layouts for creating extra bathroom facilities, the officer can give you two schedules for an increased fee of £385.

On completion of your application you will be contacted by an Environmental Health Officer to arrange a suitable date and time (within office hours) to inspect the property. A report on findings with options for 1 or 2 possible schemes (depending on fee paid) will then be forwarded to you.

You should be aware that residential properties which are changing use to HMOs and other conversions will need planning and/ or buildingregulations approval and you will need to seek advice from the relevant officers.

If the HMO is licensable you will still need to apply for an HMO licence.

How to request advice

Complete the form below and select whether you would like advice on one or two schemes.

  1. Swansea Council is the data controller for the personal information you provide on this form. Your information will be used to provide you with the service that you have requested and will not be used for any other purpose. We will not share your data with any third parties without your explicit consent unless we are required or permitted to do so by law.

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  2. Fields marked * are required
  3. What is the ownership status of the property? *
  4. Address of property requiring inspection
  5. Vendor/ agent details
  6. Property details
    1. Proposed use of property *
    2. Please provide written authorisation from the vendor or vendor's agents
    3. When your inspection is carried out we will give you a schedule of work for you to consider based on the proposed use of the property.

      If you are considering two possible options for the property we are able to give you two schedules for an increased fee.
    4. Please select whether you would like one or two options *
  7. Your details
  8. Did you fill this form in yourself?
  9. When you click 'submit' you will be taken to our payment system. Please ensure that you fully complete your bank details and progress to the confirmation of payment. If we don't receive your payment we won't be able to process your request.
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