House Of Multiple Occupation

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House Of Multiple Occupation
In England and Wales HMOs are defined under the Housing Act 2004 as:

  • entire houses or flats let to three or more tenants from two or more households who share a kitchen, bathroom or toilet
  • houses converted entirely into bedsits or other accommodation that is not self contained, let to three or more tenants who form two or more households and who share kitchen, bathroom or toilet facilities
  • converted houses containing one or more flats which are not wholly self contained, occupied by three or more tenants who form two or more households and who share facilities
  • buildings which have been converted entirely into self contained flats but the conversion did not meet the standards of the 1991