You need to make sure that the property meets the Government regulations for houses in multiple occupation.
Do I need a licence?
You must have a licence if you are renting out a large house in multiple occupation. Your property is defined as a large house in multiple occupation if all of the following apply:
- the property is rented out to five or more people who form more than one household
- the tenants share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities
How much will it cost?
The costs for a new five year licence are:
|Property band||Maximum permitted occupancy||Cost|
|Band A||Six people||£668|
|Band B||Seven to nine people||£816|
|Band C||Nine to 14 people||£838|
|Band D||15 or more people||£978|
|Licence renewal fee||50 per cent of the application fee|
House in multiple occupation regulations
Houses in multiple occupation standards
You need to make sure that the property meets our standards and the Government's conditions for houses in multiple occupation.
Read our standards for: