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HMO Licensing Register


If you rent rooms or flats within a single property to a number of tenants it may be considered a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO).

HMO Licensing Register

Under Section 232 of the Housing Act 2004, a local housing authority (LHA) has a duty to establish and maintain a register of licences granted under part two and three of the act. This register should be made available for public inspection.

Download our  Icon for csv HMO Public Register (June 2021) (CSV, 252.7kb) . The report show a number of columns of data which are explained in the table below:

Column

Field Name

Explanation

A

Address

Address of the HMO

B

Reference

Unique reference number for licence

C

Licence start

Date licence begins

D

Licence expiry

Date licence expires

E

GSC start

Date gas safety check carried out

F

GSC end

Date when next gas safety is due

G

EICR start

Date of electrical installation condition report inspection

H

EICR end

Date next electrical installation condition report is due

I

Households

Maximum number of households that licence covers

J

Permanent occupants

Maximum number of occupants that licence covers

K

Floors above ground

Number of floors on ground level and above

L

Floors below ground

Number of floors below ground level

M

Storeys

Total number of storeys

N

Shared living room

Number of living rooms to be shared between occupants

O

Shared bathroom

Number of bathroom to be shared between occupants

P

Shared bedroom

Number of shared bedrooms

Q

Shared WCs

Number of toilets with wash hand basins shared between occupants

R

Shared kitchens

Number of kitchens shared between occupants

S

Shared sinks

Number of sinks (ie.kitchen sink) shared between occupants

T

Shared WHB

Number of wash hand basins shared between occupants

U

Shared baths

Number of bathing facilities shared between occupants

V

Shared showers

Number of shower facilities to be shared between occupants

W

Shared toilets

Number of toilets to be shared between occupants

X

Total WCs

Total number of toilets in property

Y

Total showers

Total number of showers in property

Z

Total baths

Total number of baths in property

AA

Total WHB

Total number of wash hand basins in property

AB

Total sinks

Total number of sinks in property

AC

Total living room

Total number of living rooms in property

AD

Total bedroom

Total number of bedrooms in property

AE

Total bathroom

Total number of bathrooms in property

AF

Total WCs

Total number of toilets with wash hand basins in property

AG

Total kitchen

Total number of kitchens in property

AH

Sinks for sole use

Number of sinks for sole use

AI

WHB for sole use

Number of wash hand basins for sole use (ie. in an en-suite)

AJ

Baths for sole use

Number of baths for sole use (ie. en-suite)

AK

Showers for sole use

Number of showers for sole use (ie. en-suite)

AL

WCs for sole use

Toilets for sole use (ie. en-suite)

AM

Sole use living room

Living room allocated to an individual

AN

Sole use bedroom

Bedroom allocated to an individual

AO

Sole use bathroom

Bathroom allocated to individual (ie. en-suite)

AP

Sole use WCs

WC (toilet) allocated to individual

AQ

Sole use kitchen

Kitchen allocated to individual

AR

Licence holder

Name of individual, partnership or organisation that holds licence

AS

Licence holder organisation

Name of organisation that named licence holder works for where applicable

AT

Licence holder address

Address of licence holder

AU

Name of managing agent

Name of agent or individual managing the property

AV

Agent organisation

Name of organisation that named agent or individual works for where applicable

AW

Address of agent

Address of managing agent or organisation

If you have any queries in relation to a property which has been licensed or which you feel should be licensed, please contact us.

It is a licence condition that the licence holder dispays a copy of the licence in a prominent position in the property. The register will be updated periodically.

Register of HMO Licences

We maintain a register of all the current HMO licences which have been issued. The register contains various information including:

  • the property address
  • details of the licence holder
  • maximum number of persons allowed to live in the property
  • date of issue
  • duration of the licence

There are general conditions which apply to all HMOs (see  Icon for pdf General licence conditions for Houses in Multiple Occupation (PDF, 32.4kb) ), and there are then more specific conditions which may apply to the property for example:

  • to provide additional bathrooms or personal washing facilities
  • to provide adequate kitchen facilities
  • to ensure that the HMO has adequate means of escape in case of fire

Tenants

If you live in a house or flat which is let to five or more separate tenants, not in the same family group, it must 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.
It is important for your safety that your home is licensed. If you have any concerns about this, please contact us.

Landlords

If you own a house or flat which is let to five or more separate tenants, not in the same family group, you will be required to apply for a licence. 
You should show your tenants a copy of the licence and/or display a copy in a communal area. Information on how to apply is on our Multiple occupancy homes page.

Contact us
Environment, Health and Consumer Protection
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ