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Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

What's a house in multiple occupation (HMO)?

The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018 defines the following types of property as a house in multiple occupation (HMO):

  • a house or flat let to three or more tenants who form two or more households while sharing a kitchen, bathroom or toilet - if you rent out a property to five or more tenants who form two or more households, you must apply for a HMO licence
  • a building converted entirely into self-contained flats if the conversion fails to meet the standards of the 1991 Building Regulations and more than one-third of the flats are let on short-term tenancies

 

 

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