Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licences

Your home is a house in multiple occupation if both of the following apply: 

  • at least 3 tenants live there, forming more than 1 household
  • you share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities with other tenants

A household is either a single person or members of the same family who live together. A family includes people who are: 

  • married or living together, including people in same-sex relationships
  • relatives or half-relatives, for example grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings
  • step-parents and step-children

Article 4 directions

We have a number of Article 4 directions within the borough which remove some permitted development rights and affect the type of development rather than the change of use of a building.

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