HMO standards

This information covers:

  • our own standards for HMOs
  • national standards

Our own standards for HMOs

Our existing standards were developed from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's standards and have been in force for a number of years. They cover the following types of property:

  • bed-sits
  • shared houses
  • lodging houses
  • hostels, guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is considering revising the standards but confirms they should still be used.

National standards

These are basic standards issued by the government.