Apply for house of multiple occupation (HMO) licence
A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property occupied by 3 or more people (including children) who form more than 1 family and share either a kitchen or a bathroom. A family includes co-habiting partners.
- Essex HMO amenity standards (pdf 283KB)
- LACORS – Housing Fire Safety (pdf 3MB)
- The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006
If the HMO has 5 or more occupants, living as 2 or more households, sharing facilities, it must be licenced.
A property with more than 6 occupants must have Planning permission to operate as a large HMO.
HMO management handbook
For more information please contact our private sector housing team:
- Telephone 01992 564348
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org