Houses in Multiple Occupation licence

House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a property occupied by three or more persons, from different families, who share facilities such as kitchens or bathrooms.

The owner of the house is required by law to have an HMO licence from the local authority. The licence aims to make sure the property is safe, well managed and of good quality.

Our application form, guidance notes and associated documents for licensing HMOs are available to download:

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