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Property licensing for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)

Find out if your HMO needs to be licensed, and how to apply.

Article 4 (1) direction on small HMOs

We are proposing to withdraw permitted development rights from certain HMOs.

Which HMOs need a licence

Find out if your HMO needs to be licensed.

What is an HMO?

​Find out what an HMO is and which ones need a licence.

Licencing requirements

Find out how we decide to grant an HMO licence.

Why you should license your HMO

The benefits of licensing your HMO, and what will happen if you don’t get a licence.

Before you apply for a licence

Before you apply for an HMO, find out what you need to do.

What happens after you apply

Find out what happens when you apply for an HMO licence.

Licensing fees

See the licensing fees for HMOs.

HMO register

On this page you can look at the up-to-date register of licensed HMOs.

Apply for a licence

Apply for an HMO licence.