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 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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