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Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

Your landlord could have more responsibilities when it comes to repairs and safety if you live in a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

An HMO could be a:

  • shared house or flat

  • property guardianship

  • bed and breakfast hotel that is not just for holidays

The type of agreement you have does not influence if you live in an HMO. You could have a sole or a joint assured shorthold tenancy or even a licence, for example as a property guardian.

Find out more about tenancy agreements in shared houses.

Last updated: 25 October 2022

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