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HMO safety inspection

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are subject to a programme of inspection. As a landlord, you are responsible for making sure your properties are kept in repair and are suitable for multiple tenants.

HMO Standards

An HMO will have to meet certain standards including:

  • means of escape in case of fire and other fire precautions
  • amenities such as kitchens, bathrooms toilets and wash hand basins
  • overcrowding with regards to the number and size of rooms
  • general fitness for occupation
  • management standards
  • gas safety
  • furniture fire safety