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Houses in multiple occupation

Changes to an HMO

You will need a new HMO licence if you plan to make significant changes to the property. You cannot make amendments to an existing licence. You will need to apply for a new licence if you plan to change:

  • 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 person in control of the HMO
  • the manager of the HMO
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