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Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's)

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 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 HMO's


Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
Chesterfield
S40 1LP

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

Email:
enquiries@chesterfield.gov.uk

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