Houses in multiple occupation

A house in multiple occupancy (HMO) is where:

  • three or more people who do not form a single household live and there are shared facilities such as a bathroom or kitchen
  • Only HMOs of three or more storeys and five or more people need to be licensed. For more information visit House in multiple occupancy licence

To safeguard the health, safety and well-being of residents within West Suffolk who live in houses in multiple occupation we ensure the application and maintenance of standards in these properties.