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Multiple Occupancy Homes (HMO)

If you rent out a property for house in multiple occupation (HMO), you may require a licence.

Eligibility

Applications must be made to the local housing authority.

A fee maybe charged.

You must be a fit and proper person to hold the licence.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

Licences will be granted if:

  • the house is or can be made suitable for multiple occupation
  • the applicant is a fit and proper person and the most appropriate person to hold the licence
  • the proposed manager has control of the house, and is a fit and proper person to be the manager
  • the management arrangements are satisfactory

Fees

  • New or renewed standard applications £450
  • Variations to application £70
  • Additional cost for non-standard applications per hour £33.00

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This page was last updated: 9 August 2017

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