Guide to licensing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)


You must read this guide to HMO Licensing before completing the application form. It gives details of all the information and documentation needed to apply for the licence.

The application form may be used to apply for a Mandatory HMO Licence.

A mandatory HMO licence is for an HMO which is a building with 5 or more occupants who form 2 or more households. The occupiers must occupy the living accommodation as their only or main residence.

Your application only becomes valid when you submit an application form containing all relevant information. You need to:

  • pay the appropriate licence fee
  • send us your Declarations
  • include all required supporting documents

Buckinghamshire Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. We hold information for the purposes specified in our notification to the Information Commissioner and may use this information for any of them. We may receive information about you from other organisations, or we may give information to them.

If we do, it will only be as the law permits:

  • to check the accuracy of information
  • to prevent fraud or detect crime
  • to protect public funds