What permissions do you need to create a HMO?

You may require planning permission to convert your property dependent on the number of people who will be accommodated.  Generally larger HMOs with over six people will require permission and if converting to flats or self-contained units.  You should contact our Planning Control section for further information on these requirements.

If you are creating a new HMO or making changes to an existing property you will likely need building regulation approval.  Please see Building Control for further information.