What is a house in multiple occupation licence?
If you want to rent out your property to multiple occupants you will need a house in multiple occupation licence.
Also known as a house share, it is common for multiple occupants to rent out a single room in a multiple room premises, this includes some or all tenants sharing toilet, bathroom and kitchen facilities.
What conditions will be placed on your licence?
As part of your application for your licence, conditions may be placed upon you as licence holder by your local authority.
Some of these conditions may include, ensuring that the property, rooms and faculties being rented out are in good and liveable conditions and do not breach health and safety regulations.
Installing and maintaining smoke alarms, as well as ensuring that electrical appliances are safe to use will also be required as part of your licence.
The licence holder should also be considered to be ‘fit and proper’, for example they have no criminal record or breach of landlord laws or code of practice.
NOTE – Your local council may add other conditions to your licence, for example improving the standard of your facilities. They will let you know when you apply.
How to apply for a house in multiple occupation licence
House in multiple occupation applications must be made via your local council. You can find the contact details for your local council at the Official UK Government Website.