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What Is A House In Multiple Occupation (An HMO)?

Introduction

What constitutes a house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a source of frustration and confusion for landlords and agents across the country. There a number of different rules that landlords have to follow where the property is a house in multiple occupation, particularly if it is licensed.

Once the property has been identified as a HMO, landlords and agents need to know whether the property requires a licence and, if so, what type of licence is required.

The purpose of this guide is to provide landlords and agents with a primer on how to identify a house in multiple occupation and what type of licence may be required.

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