Houses in Multiple Occupancy

If the landlord wishes to rent their property to multiple occupants, it may mean that a licence is required before the property can be legally rented. Houses in Multiple Occupation are also referred to as “HMOs” and the purpose of the licensing scheme is to improve management and safety standards in this area of the rental sector.

It is now a mandatory duty for:

  • All Local Authorities to have a licensing scheme
  • Owners of certain types of HMOs to have a licence
  • For further information on houses in multiple occupation and how this may affect you as a landlord, please speak to one of our representatives.