Landlords of privately rented properties must make sure those properties are up to standard, fit for human habitation and are kept in good repair.
The government sets the standards that rented properties should meet and we are responsible for making sure landlords meet them. If a property is below these standards, we have legal powers to make sure a landlord brings them up to scratch.
Houses in multiple occupation
If you are a landlord and rent out a house that is three or more storeys high, can be lived in by five or more households or has shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, you need a licence for a house in multiple occupation. The licences have been brought in by the government to protect tenants.
- leaflet about licences for houses in multiple occupation
- application form for a HMO licence
- guidelines about completing the application form
If you are a tenant in a house of multiple occupation, make sure your landlord has a licence. If they don't, contact us:-
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