Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

The following questions are designed to help landlords determine if their properties are HMOs. It is only to be used as a guide; any questions should be directed to the private sector housing team who will be happy to give individual advice and guidance on specific properties.
• This includes outstanding rent arrears

• A ‘consideration’ is any form of reward that you are receiving from the tenant including:

  • Receiving rent
  • Unpaid/paid labour
For further advice please contact the Landlord Liaison Officer via email  at or 01482 396301

This form contains guidance and notes on what constitutes a House in Multiple Occupation. It is intended as general information only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. The information should not be relied on and you should seek your own legal advice before any decision is reached or action taken. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council take every reasonable step to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information contained in this form, but cannot accept liability for any loss suffered due to reliance on the contents of it. For further information please contact the private sector housing team. *
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