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Houses in multiple occupation licence

Houses in multiple occupation

We are currently experiencing severe difficulties with our telephony system. If you cannot get through to us on the telephone, please e-mail  Please make sure that you state the address of the property or properties you are enquiring about.

Owners of rented houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are required by the Housing Act 2004 to have them licensed by the Council where they comprise three or more storeys, are occupied by five or more people forming more than one household.

Please send all documents by e-mail to or by hard copy to the address below. Please do not attempt to hand deliver applications.

Please note that new legislation is being introduced which will affect which HMOs need to be licensed, and will impose new licence conditions upon HMOs. See our News Page for more information.

11 July 2018 - we have produced a new guide to help landlords with frequent HMO queries - please visit our new Advice Library.

HMO licensing


Tel: 024 7683 4141 opt 5

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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