Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
- What's a house in multiple occupation (HMO)?
- Do I need a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence?
- Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Regulations
- Council inspections of houses in multiple occupations (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