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Multiple Occupancy Homes

 

 

What is a HMO?

 

A HMO is a house in multiple occupation and applies to buildings that are either a single dwelling or a flat where one or more separate households share facilities such as; kitchens, toilet and bathroom.

 

Information for tenants

 

The council is responsible for enforcing HMO standards, so if you are a tenant living in a HMO and feel there are any unreasonable hazards which your private landlord is not dealing with, please report it.

 

 

Or you can contact Gloucester City Council on 01452 396396 or email heretohelp@gloucester.gov.uk

 

Your landlord must have a licence for all HMO properties that are occupied by five or more people forming two or more households.

 

We have produced a HMO licence guide for tenants so that you are aware of the standards and conditions landlords must meet with regards to HMO properties.

 

Find out more about HMO licences.

 

The council must maintain a public register of all the premises licensed as a house in multiple occupation. A basic copy of the register is available to download below.

 

HMO Licensed Property Register​​​

 

If you have any enquiries about a property which has been licensed or which you feel should be licensed and is not, please contact us.

 

Information for Landlords

 

HMO standards

 

If you rent rooms in a multiple occupancy home the property must meet the required standards for tenants, with regards to health, safety and welfare.

 

Find out more about these standards on the Gov.uk website.

 

Download the Housing Health and Safety Rating System booklet.

 

HMO licensing -THE LAW HAS CHANGED

 

In order to ensure multiple occupancy homes are of a decent standard, landlords may need a HMO licence.

 

IF YOUR HMO PROPERTY HAS 5 PERSONS OR MORE WHO FORM MORE THAN ONE HOUSEHOLD AND SHARE FACILITIES IT MUST NOW BE LICENSED.

 

Following the introduction of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, Gloucester City Council has recently reviewed its application processes and fees.  Licences will now be issued for 5 years and cost £820.00.  An additional increase of only £14.00 per year.

 

HMO licence application form

 

Landlord’s Guide to Amenities and Facilities for Houses in Multiple Occupation

 

A Guidance Note to assist in the completion of the application.

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