Houses in Multiple Occupation

A house or flat is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) if it is occupied by 3 or more tenants, who form 2 or more households and share amenities such as a bathrooms or kitchens. Some buildings converted to self-contained flats can also be HMOs if they do not meet certain Building Regulation requirements. HMOs must have a licence from the Council if they have both 3 (or more) storeys and 5 (or more) occupants. This applies whether the tenancy of the property is individual or shared.