Kirklees Council keeps a register of all licenses that have been issued to operate Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The full register includes the property address, details of the licence holder, maximum number of people allowed to live in the property, date of issue and how long the licence is for. View the Register of houses in multiple occupation (HMO) Licences on a map.

General conditions

There are general conditions which apply to all HMOs. There may also be some more specific conditions which may apply to a particular HMO. For example:

  • To provide additional bathrooms or personal washing facilities
  • To provide kitchen facilities for the exclusive use of the occupant(s) of designated rooms
  • To ensure that the HMO has adequate means of escape in case of fire
  • To supply evidence of planning consent for use of the property as a HMO within a stated period of time.

Tenants

If you currently live in a house let out to 5 or more people who are not in the same family group, it should be licensed by the Council.

If you want to make sure that your home has been licensed you should ask your landlord to show you a copy of the licence or you can check whether your address is on the list of licensed HMOs.

Landlords

If you currently own a house which is let to 5 or more separate tenants not in the same family group, it should be licensed by the Council. You should show your tenants a copy of the licence and/or display a copy in a communal area. If you haven't applied for a licence yet you will need to Apply to licence a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

If you suspect that there are other similar properties operating without a licence please let us know about this by getting in touch.

Viewing the register

To access the information in the register for an individual property you can contact us by phone or by visiting by appointment during normal office opening hours. A charge may be made for a printed copy of the full register.

Contact us

You can call into one of our Customer services centres, telephone or email us at.

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