Houses in Multiple Occupation
Properties occupied by more than the one household are normally regarded as Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).
Such properties can include bed sits, hostels, shared houses, student houses and properties converted into self-contained flats. To safeguard the occupants living in this type of accommodation there are regulations laid down by the Government which require a certain standard of facilities, means of escape from fire and fire precautions.
In addition it is now a requirement under the Housing Act 2004 that certain types of House in Multiple Occupation are licensed with the Council.
For further information about the requirements for Houses in Multiple Occupation please see the links below or contact the Houses in Multiple Occupation Team.