A house in multiple occupation is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 single ‘household’ (eg a family) and who share certain facilities such as the bathroom and kitchen.
On 6 April 2006, mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation came into force. A licence is only valid for 5 years. You must have a licence if you’re renting out a large HMO. Your property is defined as a large HMO if all of the following apply:
- it’s rented to 5 or more people who form more than 1 household
- it’s at least 3 storeys high
- tenants share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities
We can assist in:
- Advising whether a HMO licence is required.
- The relevant fees application fees payable to the local authority
- Preparing the application
- Advising of any applicable exemptions
- Liaising with the housing regulations teams
- Advising on restrictions and conditions
- Advising on penalties
Call us today to find out how we can assist you with your HMO.