Melton Borough Council

Multiple occupancy homes

What multiple occupancy means

A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a part of a building such as a flat that:

  • Is occupied by more than once household
  • More than one household shares the kitchen, bathroom and toilet
  • Self contained flats that do not meet the minimum standards

The building is occupied by more than one household:

  • More than 3 tenants use the building as their main residence
  • The household use the building as a refuge
  • Students living in a property during in term time 

If you are categorised as a high risk HMO then may need to apply for a licence. 

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