Government regulations came into force in October 2018 that require HMOs with five or more tenants to be licensed by the council. That means if you have a property that has five or more occupants in two or more households sharing amenities, you need a licence even if your property is only one storey. Purpose built blocks of flats are excluded, but individual flats occupied by five or more people may require a licence.
Licences require basic management and safety measures to be provided.
You may also require planning permission, see https://www.lincoln.gov.uk/resident/planning/houses-in-multiple-occupation-hmos/
To apply for a HMO Licence within the City of Lincoln, please visit https://housinglicensing.lincoln.gov.uk/
Multiple Application Discount on the second and subsequent completed applications (received within 12 months of the date of a previous licence being issued, and the fit and proper person check was undertaken for the earlier application) - 5% off the Basic Fee
Trusted Landlord Scheme Discount (must be accredited on the date the application is submitted) -35% off the Basic Fee