Minimum energy efficiency standards for privately rented properties

Check the EPC rating for a property, find out what private landlords can do to make improvements, plus how to get help from us. Find out more about MEES

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.

Please note, you will need to create an account first.

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HMO licences - tenants guide

Your landlord must have a licence for all HMO properties which 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 regard to HMO properties.

HMO licensing register

You can search the licensing register on the Licensing and Regulations site (LAR) to find out if a property has been granted a HMO licence.

Select HMO Licence from the 'Licence Type' dropdown and search by address or licensee name.

Search the licensing register