House in multiple occupation licence
House in multiple occupation
A house in multiple occupation is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from the same ‘household’ (a single person or a family would be 1 household) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen. It’s sometimes called a ‘house share’.
Some houses in multiple occupation require a licence. A property needs a licence if it has:
3 or more storeys
- 5 or more people who form more than 1 household (eg not all from 1 family)
- People share amenities such as bathrooms, toilets and cooking facilities
Make an application
A fee of £690 will be charged for a 5 year licence.
Appeal a decision
You must make all appeals within 28 days of the decision being made. Contact us for advice on making an appeal, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Standards for houses in multiple occupation
Landlords of houses in multiple occupation must make sure the properties meet certain standards.
We can inspect your property and take action to make sure that it is healthy, safe and meets standards. Contact us to report any issues caused by your landlord's property not meeting standards.