Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
Definition of an HMO is any property which is occupied by at least 3 persons who are not members of the same household
To licence your HMO
To be a licensable HMO the property must be occupied by at least 5 persons who comprise of two or more households and share at least one basic amenity such as a bathroom or kitchen.
Typical examples of HMOs
- A house let as individual bedsits
- A group of rooms on each floor let to single occupants such as students or working single persons
- Hostels, some hotels and guest houses maybe considered as HMOs if they are accommodating homeless referrals
- Lodgings and shared houses
- Houses converted into self-contained flats
Licence your HMO
The HMO licence is usually issued for a period of up to 5 years and the fee is £125.00 per person.
Cheque payments to be made payable to Redditch Borough Council.
BACS Payment Lloyds Bank Account: 00369020 Sort Code 30-96-97 .
Quoting Reference: 10-0-5300-45051-41144.
(Please ensure you forward your payment reference number with your application as proof of payment).
Here are the standards you are required to comply with as an HMO landlord: