Houses in Multiple Occupation
A ‘house in multiple occupation’ (HMO) is a house or flat occupied by 3 or more tenants, who form 2 or more households, and who share amenities such as a bathrooms or kitchens. This definition applies whether or not the tenancy of the property is individual or shared.
Some buildings converted to self-contained flats can also be HMOs if they do not meet certain Building Regulation requirements and more than 1/3 of the flats are rented out.
HMOs with 3 or more storeys, which are also occupied by 5 or more people, need a HMO licence from the Council to operate legally.
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