The council can issue a suitability notice if it believes that the HMO is not suitable for the number or type of occupants.
This usually means that the property has failed to meet the required standards, but the council can issue a suitability notice even if the property meets these standards.
A suitability notice may include a statement of work required in order to make the property suitable. If this work is carried out by the specified date, the suitability notice is revoked.
Appealing a suitability notice
You can appeal this notice at County Court.