Introduction to HMOs
HMO properties are subject to special requirements
A House in Multiple Occupation is basically a rental property in which there are three or more unrelated tenants sharing the accommodation. This covers a wide spectrum of rental properties from a small property with three friends sharing who are joint signatories to a single tenancy agreement to a large house with many rooms and tenants who are on individual tenancy agreements. A typical example of an HMO is a student house share. A house or flat occupied by only two friends or by a family is not an HMO, regardless of how many bedrooms the property contains. This section explains what you need to do as an HMO owner to comply with legislation.