Housing statistics: Houses in multiple occupation

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a mandatory licensing scheme which applies to houses or flats occupied by three or more unrelated people, who share bathroom or kitchen facilities.

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Statistics on HMO applicants are licenses are collected from local authorities each year through the Housing Statistics Annual Return.

Statistics include:

  • New and renewal applications received, new and renewal applications granted and licences in force - annual time series tables from 2001 to 2017 by local authority area
  • National summary of applications under the mandatory licensing scheme and licenses in force
  • All applications received and type of HMO by local authority area
  • All applications under the mandatory licensing scheme and licenses in force by local authority area

 

 

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

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