What is an HMO?
The term often used ‘HMO’ stands for House of Multiple Occupation or House in Multiple Occupancy. HMO can also be referred to as a ‘house share’.
An HMO is any property with the following combination(s) of tenants;
- 3 or more tenants
- with shared facilities like a bathroom or kitchen
- Or more than 1 household
What is the definition of household;
- A single person, or several members of the same family who live together.
- Each tenant from a separate family is classed as a separate household.
What is the definition of ‘family’?
- Married couples who live together
- Two persons living together
- Including couples in same-sex relationships
- Relatives or half relatives count as the same ‘family’. This could also include; grandparents, stepparents, aunts, uncles, siblings & step-siblings.
Please note legislation that impacts HMO’s may change, you should seek legal advice before taking any action including legal action.