Houses in multiple occupation
What is an HMO?
Under the Housing Act 2004 a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a dwelling occupied by more than one household. See the full guidelines here.
Do I need a licence to rent out my HMO property?
Some HMOs need to have a licence and from 1 April 2018 you are legally required to licence your property if:
- It is a building in which two or more families/individuals share basic amenities
- It is a converted building which contains one or more units of accommodation that are not self-contained
- It has five or more people (including children) living there, and;
- the five or more people make up more than one household (family unit).
What is the fee for an HMO Licence?
Please see our Fees and Charges page.
How can I apply?
Please ensure you refer to our HMO Licence Application Notes to help you complete your application.
Note: A separate form must be completed for each individual property that needs a licence.