Houses in Multiple Occupation
If you own or manage a licensable House in Multiple Occupation, you need to tell us
Licensable Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are buildings that have:
- Three or more storeys, and
- Five or more people living there as two or more households, and
- Shared facilities such as a bathroom, toilet or kitchen
Our Public Register can now be viewed.
Tenants are only classed as a ‘household’ if they are:
- Co-habiting couples
- Blood- related, or foster families
- Carers and domestic staff
Student halls of residence managed by the university and buildings owned by public bodies are not classed as HMOs.
If you own or manage HMOs in Bournemouth, you’ll need to submit a Property Information Form for each property.
Even if you don’t need a licence, your building must meet the following standards: