Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 requires Houses in Multiple Occupation to be licensed by the Local Authority.
What are Houses in Multiple Occupation?
A simple explanation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a property which is occupied by three or more persons from different families as their main or any residence.
An HMO can include hostels, halls of residence, bedsits, shared flats and houses, and some hotels and guest houses.
Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation
You can download the application form, guidance notes and associated documents here for licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation:
- Licensing of Houses In Multiple Occupation Guidance Notes for Landlords (pdf 30 kb)
- Application Form for the Grant of Licence for a House in Multiple Occupation (pdf 63 kb)
- 21 Day Notice of an Application for a Houses In Multiple Occupation Licence (pdf 19 kb)
- 21 Day Notice Certificate of Compliance – Houses In Multiple Occupation Licence (16kb)
- Houses In Multiple Occupation Licensing Conditions and Management Standards (pdf 133 kb)
- Fire Safety Information (pdf 760 kb)