Housing in Multiple Occupation licences
Apply or renew a HMO licence online.
What's a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)?
A property rented out by at least unrelated 3 unrelated people not in the same household who share a bathroom or kitchen. It can also be known as a house share.
- shared flat and houses
- student accommodation
- staff accommodations
Who needs a HMO licence?
You need to apply for a licence if you own or rent out a HMO.
If you run more than 1 HMO you need to apply for a licence for each property.
The UK Government issues all HMO licences.
|Up to 6 people||7 or more people|
|Certificate of compliance||No cost||No cost|
There could be extra fees for changes to the HMO licence.
Fines and penalties
If you don't meet any of the conditions of your licence you could:
- have your licence withdrawn.
- be fined up to £10,000
- be forced to fix any problems. For example, home improvements
You can be fined up to £50,000 for renting out an unlicensed HMO.