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Houses In Multiple Occupation

What is a 'House in Multiple Occupation' (HMO)?

The 2004 Housing Act introduces a new and clear definition of what constitutes a House in Multiple Occupation.  A dwelling will be considered to be in multiple occupation if it contains occupants who do not form a single household, share one or more facilities and is the occupants’ main place of residence.  The definition includes houses containing bedsits, hostels, shared houses and flats.  A building or part of a building is an HMO if it meets every condition specified in one or more of four tests under S254 of the Housing Act,  which can be summarised in a document.

Click this link to our document that outlines the tests and requirements for a HMO PDF


Any enquiries regarding HMOs within the Malvern Hills district please contact the Housing Team, Malvern Hills District Council either by email via or Tel: 01684 862151.

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