Private sector housing
Information regarding Private Sector housing including disrepair, HMO advice, immigration inspections and drainage.
The Environmental Health Team deals with owner-occupied and
private rented properties. We are responsible for the enforcement
of legislation relating to housing conditions, drainage issues and
public health matters.
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are essentially shared
accommodation including flats, bedsits, lodgings, B&B
accommodation, student residences and hostels. If you are letting a
HMO which has three of more storeys, and is rented to at least five
people from more than one household, you will need a licence.