Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)
HMO standards and enforcement
If you let rooms in a property that qualifies as a HMO, the property must provide a safe, healthy and warm environment for your tenants.
More information about the standards required in various types of HMO can be found below.
The council works within an intervention and enforcement policy framework, which looks to ensure all enforcement procedures, whether formal or informal, are forwarded in an open, helpful, proportionate and consistent manner.
In order to ensure legal compliance, there are specific management regulations, which set out the way in which such a property should be managed.
The government is also planning to produce an approved code of practice describing good management standards.