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House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

What is an HMO?

  • A dwelling will be an HMO if three or more unrelated people are sharing facilities
  • Buildings comprising non self contained flats are HMOs
  • Houses converted to self contained flats before 1991 and not in accordance with the 1991 building regulations will be HMOs
  • A self contained flat converted to 1991 Building Regulations or later if occupied by more than three unrelated persons will be an HMO
The change in definition particularly impacts on smaller shared houses, those occupied by students, which have been brought back into the HMO definition.

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