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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.