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Which HMOs need to be licensed?

>> Some HMOs must have a licence which ones?

An HMO must have a mandatory licence if the following apply:


  • If the whole property is in self-contained flats
  • If the basement is in commercial use and there are only two residential storeys above
  • If your property does not fit within the above definition please contact your local authority who will be able to help you find out if your property is an HMO or a Licensable HMO

To find out if your property is an HMO please see the What is an HMO page.

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