Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)
See if you need an HMO licence
You will need a licence if you're renting out a large HMO. It is a large HMO if all of the following apply:
- it's rented to five or more people
- it is at least three storeys high
- tenants live in two or more households
- tenants share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities
If you're in a HMO Article 4 direction area, you will also need planning permission to change the use of the property.