Landlords' information

As a landlord you have certain responsibilities for maintaining safety standards in your properties. You may also need a licence to rent out larger properties.

If you have three or more unrelated tenants in one property (with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities), this is known as a house in multiple occupation, or HMO. There are extra safety requirements for HMO and you may need a licence.

All houses in multiple occupation (HMO) must meet certain standards for fire safety, amenities, management and general housing conditions.
Changes to mandatory HMO licensing came into force on 1 October 2018
You should apply to renew your HMO licence at least two months before your current licence expires.