House in multiple occupation (HMO)
An HMO (house in multiple occupation) is a property that is shared by three or more tenants who aren't members of the same family. HMO landlords must have a licence from the council. This ensures that the property is managed properly and meets certain safety standards. Examples of HMOs include hostels, refuges, shared flats and bedsits. You can find out more about HMOs here.