Private rented accommodation
Multiple occupancy homes
What is an HMO?
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.
Information for tenants
The council is responsible for enforcing HMO standards, so if you live in an HMO and feel there are any unreasonable hazards which your private landlord is not dealing with, please report it.
HMO licences - tenants guide
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 an HMO licence guide for tenants so that you are aware of the standards and conditions landlords must meet with regards to HMO properties.
HMO licensing register
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.
- HMO licensing register (February 2017).
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.