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Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)


From 1 October 2018 all privately rented properties housing five or more persons, forming two or more households, where there is sharing (or a lack of) basic amenities such as bathrooms, toilets and kitchens will be required to be licensed by the Council.

There are some exemptions including:

  • bedsits
  • properties converted into self-contained flats before 1991
  • hostels, guest houses, bed and breakfast establishments

View our Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) register.

Last modified on 22 September 2023

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