All HMO's whether licenced or not are required to meet certain standards. Many of these are laid out in legislation and regulation whilst others are necessary to ensure the property contains minimal risks to the occupiers.
Ceredigion County Council have developed an Accommodation Standards Guide for HMO's to assist landlords and managers to ensure compliance. The guide is available under the downloads section.
In addition to this guidance it may be useful to note 'The Ideal Property' guide which gives an indication of the things an officer will look out for when conducting a HHSRS inspection.
If you have a property that you intend to convert to an HMO it is a good idea to seek advice prior to undertaking any work. The Housing Improvement Agency offer an HMO Advisory Service which can include a site visit to discuss proposals and plans for the work, as well as the option to supervise any conversion project. For more information please contact the Housing Improvement Agency on 01545 572196 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org