New definition for House in Multiple Occupation

Published: 04 September 2018

From 1st October 2018, changes to regulations for licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) will mean that all HMOs occupied by 5 or more people forming two or more households (where facilities are shared) will require a mandatory HMO licence.

Landlords with properties meeting the criteria must ensure they have applied for a licence by 1 October this year in order to avoid enforcement action. Application forms can be downloaded from our HMO page

Many thanks and kind regards,


Sally Johnson | Community Projects Officer | Environmental Health

Environmental Health, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP

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