The Housing Act 2004 introduced a new definition of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). The new definition is detailed and complex. The simplified version of this definition is that:
House in Multiple Occupation means a building, or part of a building (e.g. a flat):
- 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 HMO's