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HMO licensing

This content applies to England

The regulations regarding the licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

Mandatory licensing

An introduction to the mandatory licensing of HMOs. 

Additional licensing

An introduction to the additional licensing of HMOs. 

HMO licence applications

The process of applying for an HMO licence. 

Licence conditions

The mandatory and discretionary conditions attached to an HMO licence. 

Exemption, revocation, and variation

Temporary exemption from licensing, variation and revocation of licenses. 

Offences and enforcement

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


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

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