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Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)

This content applies to England

Legislation and issues associated with houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

Definition of HMO

The definition of a house in multiple occupation. 


Addressing hazards in HMOs. 


Local authority powers to deal with overcrowded houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). 

Management regulations

Provisions relating to the management of all HMOs. 

HMO mandatory licensing

An introduction to the mandatory licensing of HMOs. 

HMO additional licensing

An introduction to the additional licensing of HMOs. 

HMO licence applications

The process of applying for an HMO licence. 

HMO licence conditions

The mandatory and discretionary conditions attached to an HMO licence. 

Exemption, revocation, and variation of licenses

Temporary exemption from licensing, variation and revocation of licenses. 

HMO licensing offences and enforcement

The offences committed by not licensing the HMO, and enforcement options. 

Interim and Final Management Orders

How Interim and Final Management Orders work. 

HMO Appeals

Appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). 

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