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Houses in multiple occupation

A House in Multiple Occupation is commonly referred to as a HMO. There are approximately 3,000 HMOs in Norwich but only around 150 at any one time are required to be licensed under the national mandatory scheme. The council does not operate additional or selective licensing. In addition to safety regulations, all HMOs (even those which do not need a licence) need to comply with regulations which set basic management standards.

See the current licensed HMOs

The links below provide information and guidance to landlords, property managers and letting agents on the legislation and requirements specific to all HMOs, including the Housing Act 2004, fire, gas, and electrical safety, amenities to be provided, management regulations, and licence conditions applicable to the small number of HMOs required to be licensed.