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House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

The Housing Act 2004 introduced a new definition of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). The new definition is detailed and complex. 

A simplified version of the definition is that a House in Multiple Occupation means a building, or part of a building (eg a flat):

  • which is occupied by more than one household and in which more than one household shares an amenity (or the building lacks an amenity) such as a bathroom, toilet or cooking facilities, or

  • which is occupied by more than one household and which is a converted building which does not entirely comprise self-contained flats (whether or not there is also a sharing or lack of amenities) or
  • which comprises entirely of converted self-contained flats and the standard of conversion does not meet, at a minimum, that required by the 1991 Building Regulation and more than one-third of the flats are occupied under short tenancies

Generally, a house in multiple occupation will be a property occupied by more than one household and more than two people, and may include bedsits, shared houses and some self-contained flats.

Use the links on the left to view access information concerning HMOs

Write To
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
S40 1LP

Tel: 01246 345345
Text: 07960 910264
Fax: 01246 345252

In Person At:-
Customer Service Centre
85 New Square


Click here to view the location of the Town Hall


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