For the purposes of the HMO Licence fee, a habitable room is a bedroom or a living room. Combined kitchen/ diners or kitchen/ living rooms will not be classed as habitable rooms unless the living or dining space within them is required in order to meet the space standards requirements.

For example:

  1. where 4 single bedrooms are greater than 10m2 (no lounge) the kitchen/ diner will not be classed as a habitable room. 4 no. habitable rooms will be charged for as part of the HMO licence fee application
  2. where one or more of 4 single bedrooms is less than 10m2 there will be a requirement for further living space (e.g. either a living room of 9.5m2 or a kitchen/ diner of 15.5m2) will be required and 5 no. habitable rooms will be charged for

Application to license a House in Multiple Occupation