The acronym HMO stands for “House in Multiple Occupation”.
Your property is a HMO if 3 tenants or more form two households or more and share facilities (i.e. toilet, bathroom and/or kitchen)
Your property is a mandatory licensable HMO if:
- It is a minimum of 3 storeys high
- There are at least 5 tenants forming 2 households or more
- Facilities (i.e. bathroom, toilet and/or kitchen) are shared
From 1st October 2018 1 and 2 stories properties are mandatory licensable too where there are at least 5 tenants forming 2 or more households.