A. Specific description of (and exemptions to) the definition of a HMO. These relate to:

  • the type of accommodation
  • the nature of what constitutes multiple occupation, and
  • whether the property is a bona fide residence

i. Legislation relating to whether a property is defined as a HMO can be found through these links:

ii. Legislation relating to whether a property is exempted from the definition of a HMO can be found through these links:

iii. The legal definition of a 'household' may be found through these links:

iv. The legal definition of a 'main residence' may be found through these links:

v. The legal definition of a 'sole use condition' may be found through these links:

B. Legislation relating to the requirement to licence a property.

i. Legislation relating to whether a property is required to be licenced can be found through this link:

C. The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations legislation.

i. Details of the management obligations of persons having control of a HMO:

(1) Housing Act 2004 Sec. 254/257
(2) Housing Act 2004 Sch. 14
(3) The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2006.
(4) Localism Act 2011 Sec. 185
(5) Housing Act 2004 Sec. 258
(6) Housing Act 2004 Sec. 259
(7) Housing Act 2004 Sec. 260
(8) Housing Act 2004 Sec. 61
(9) The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Wales) Regulations 2006
(10) The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Additional Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2007