Houses in Multiple Occupation

Flats2006 saw  the start of a mandatory  licensing scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation. ‘HMOs’ are those properties that consist of :

  • three or more storeys
  • five or more tenants in two or more households
  • shared facilities such as kitchen, bathroom and toilet.

We can also assist if enforcement action is taken against you for failing to have the correct licence or failing to comply with the management standards.

Should you be contemplating the creation of a HMO, be aware that you will almost certainly require planning permission in addition to a licence. We can assist in the planning process by preparing and submitting applications to the Council on your behalf.