Houses in multiple occupancy (HMO)
A house in multiple occupancy is one property with three or more tenants, who are a part of more than one household (not family), that share a toilet, bathroom, or kitchen. A large HMO has five or more tenants.
A household is a single person or family members living together.
A family is a single household which includes:
- spouses or partners living together
- relatives and half-relatives, such as children, parents, siblings, grandparents
- step-children and step-parents.
How we can help
Contact us if you need to report a hazard in your HMO or need help to correct any issues involving HMO standards and obligations.