Private sector housing

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a house or flat which is occupied more than one household (ie people that are unrelated or not living as a couple) who share amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom or toilet.  The landlord may, or may not live in the house.  

Under the Housing Act 2004 certain larger HMO's require a licence from the local authority.

More information on HMO's can be found on the Gov.uk website or alternatively contact the Regulatory services department using the online enquiry form.


To apply for a HMO licence, please download the application form.

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