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