Houses in multiple occupation

Changes to an HMO

If you plan to make significant changes to the property, you will need to apply to vary your HMO licence.

This includes changes to:

  • the layout or structure
  • the number of occupants
  • the number of shared amenities
  • the use of any room (for example, turning a bathroom into a kitchen)
  • the manager of the HMO
  • the use or layout

You can apply to vary your licence by emailing or by sending a message via your HMO licence online account.

If the Licence Holder (person in control) of the HMO is due to change, the new proposed licence holder must apply for a new licence. The licence cannot be transferred to another person.

The existing licence holder remains legally liable for the HMO until such time as a valid application is submitted.

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