You can apply for a Temporary Exemption Notice if you are taking active steps to ensure the property does not require a mandatory licence.
For example, reducing the number of tenants to less than five people or removing all tenants and allowing a single family to occupy the property.
If your property requires a mandatory licence, you cannot legally serve a section 21 notice for possession without a Temporary Exemption Notice.
A Temporary Exemption Notice lasts for three months and after expiry, you can apply for one further Temporary Exemption Notice lasting for a further three months. After this time, if the property still requires a licence, you must submit an HMO licence application without delay.
What we need from you
We will need the following details from you:
- Details of owner
- Reason for application
- Details of application
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