Interim and final management orders are only issued in exceptional circumstances.
We must make an interim management order if we think that either:
• there is no reasonable prospect of an HMO being licensed in the near future, or
• it is necessary to protect the health, safety or welfare of persons occupying the house
This means that the council takes over the management of the property.
After 12 months, we may make a final management order if we’re not satisfied that we would be able to grant a licence or if there is a need to protect the health, safety or welfare of persons occupying the house on a long term basis.
Final management orders last for 5 years and may be renewed.