Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's)
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) properties are unique properties which require a unique form of management not normally found within your average residential letting agency.
HMO’s requires specialist skills and an in-depth knowledge of Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 and an understanding of what constitutes an HMO (either un-licensable or licensable) and the standards required within the property by the Act especially relating to fire safety/detection and the amenity standards (number of WC’s and bathrooms needed, bedroom sizes, size of kitchen etc.)
We have years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of what constitutes an HMO and the standards and amenities required within them.
With this knowledge, we will be able to carry out a survey/inspection of the property and provide you with a detailed schedule of works which need to be undertaken in order for it to operate as an HMO.
To safeguard your tenants from the risk of fire, you will need to ensure that there is a suitable fire detection and fire alarm system and where necessary an emergency lighting system, which should be regularly tested and maintained - please refer to our page covering Fire Risk Assessments for more information.
All residential premises where people are sleeping should have some form of automatic fire detection and warning system. We can advise on what best suits your particular premises.