A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a property which is let to at least three tenants who form more than one household and who share a toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities.
The council is responsible for enforcing HMO standards, so if you live in a HMO and feel there are any unreasonable hazards which your private landlord is not dealing with, please report it.Report private housing conditions online
Your landlord must have a licence for all HMO properties which have three or more storeys and are occupied by five or more people forming two or more households.
We have produced a HMO licence guide for tenants so that you are aware of the standards and conditions landlords must meet with regards to HMO properties.
The council must maintain a public register of all the premises licensed as a house in multiple occupation. A basic copy of the register is available to download below.
If you have any enquiries about a property which has been licensed or which you feel should be licensed and is not, please contact us.
If you rent rooms in a multiple occupancy home the property must meet the required standards for tenants, with regards to health, safety and welfare.
In order to ensure multiple occupancy homes are of a decent standard, landlords may need a HMO licence. To find out more about HMO licences and how to apply, please visit the licences and permits section of this site.