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Houses in multiple occupation (shared housing)

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Information on houses in multiple occupation (HMO) and HMO licensing.

The law relating to shared houses or houses in multiple occupation is changing. By 1st October 2018, landlords of most Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) that house five or more people and not a single household will need to have applied for an HMO licence.
Properties in Ipswich that are currently licensed as Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
According to the Housing Act 2004, a House in Multiple Occupation, or HMO, is a building, or part of a building, that is occupied by persons who do not form a single household - in other words, are not family members.
Mandatory HMO licensing applies across England to all HMOs of three or more storeys and occupied by five or more persons forming more than one household.
The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HM) Regulations 2006 apply to all HMOs.
The fire standards set out in the HMO Fire Standards document are the minimum standards to be achieved and should be used as a guide only.

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Private Sector Housing,
Ipswich Borough Council,
4W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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