A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a dwelling where three or more people forming two or more households share a facility, like a toilet, bathroom or kitchen. Certain types of properties converted into self-contained flats also qualify as a HMO.
All HMOs that have five or more people in them must be licensed by the local authority. There is a fee for the licensing of each HMO.
The current licence fee is £775 for a property consisting of up to 7 units, for any properties above 7 units there will be an additional £25 fee per additional unit. The council is responsible for maintaining a licensing scheme for properties of this type, so if your property fits the criteria please contact us.
Please send completed Licence Application Form to Dudley MBC, Housing Enforcement Team, Harbour Buildings, Waterfront West, Brierley Hill DY5 1LN.
An invoice will be raised for the application fee, once submitted application forms are received by the department.
See below for further guidance:-
A list of current HMOs licensed by Dudley MBC can be found Public Register of HMO Licenses