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