Ceredigion County Council is undertaking a review of the Additional Licensing Scheme operating in the County. We are seeking the views of local residents, landlords, tenants and others affected by Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) within the county.

The Public Consultation is effective from the 2nd July 2018 up to the 22nd October 2018. Information is available on the council website, social media and through partner agencies such as Rent Smart Wales. We therefore seek your views on the private rented sector and HMOs in your locality and would like to encourage you to participate in the consultation exercise. Your views and feedback will help shape the priorities and future framework of HMO Licensing in the county.

  • Private rented properties make up 20% of the housing stock in Ceredigion (6,273) (this compares to an all Wales average of 14%)
  • There are currently 676 licensed HMOs in Ceredigion providing over 4000 separate units of rented accommodation. Of those currently licensed 52% are Mandatory, 43% Additional Shared Houses & 5% Additional Converted Flats
  • The most commonly identified Hazards in HMOs are Fire Safety (38%), Damp and Mould Growth (29%), Slips, Trips and Falls (16%) and Excess Cold (15%)
  • 5270 (March 2018) private rented properties within Ceredigion are registered with Rent Smart Wales or 84% of the total private rented sector
  • In the current scheme there have been 542 full licenses issued without conditions, 59 licenses refused or revoked, 144 issued with improvements conditions and 119 notices and orders served
  • Of the total HMO service requests, Nuisance related complaints, including Waste, Refuse and Pests account for 33% of the total received
  • Noise related complaints associated with HMOs account for 5% of total complaints received

To complete the questionnaire see: www.surveymonkey.co.uk

For further information please email housing@ceredigion.gov.uk

Landlords Forum

Date / Time Town Address



Aberystwyth University
Penbryn Hall
Penglais Campus
SY23 3BY




Ceredigion County Council
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