House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licensing

A HMO is a building or a part of a building (such as a flat) that is occupied by more than two persons living as more than one household. If the property consists of three or more storeys and five or more occupants the landlord of the property will require a HMO licence.

The Housing Services Team deals with all aspects of HMO licensing such as:

  • Helping you through the application process
  • Assisting with any events after your licence is issued, for example if you wish to vary the terms and conditions of the licence to increase the permitted number of occupants, or to change the people or names on the original application
  • Helping you to renew your licence when the old one is due to expire
  • Checking and monitoring the condition of the accommodation

For further information, visit the central government HMO licensing page.

Alternatively please complete the application form below and send it into the Department. Our current charge for licensing a HMO is £734 for the first licence and £672 for any additional licences.

HMO's can be inspected using:

Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Council Guide to Understanding the basic standards for Houses of Multiple Occupation (April 2017) - NOT AVAILABLE - Currently being updated

If you have a questions about HMOs please email:

For a copy of our HMO Register please click on this link: HMO Register.