House with Multiple Occupancies Application

Mandatory Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation
Part 2 Housing Act 2004

Here you can apply for a new licence for a house in multiple occupation, or to renew an existing licence.

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If you are the person controlling or managing a property with shared amenities, which has five or more occupants from two or more households, occupying the property as their only or main residence and paying rent, you will need to apply for a HMO licence. This covers properties of one, two or more storeys from 1 October 2018, but purpose built flats in blocks of three or more purpose built flats are excluded.

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See licence types

Resume a previous application

Your licence application will be completed online. There are public access computer terminals available at City Hall. There are pop-up information boxes as you work through the application to help you. If you require further information or assistance you may contact the Private Housing Team at or on 01522 873787, 01522 873806.