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Houses in Multiple Occupation

Oxford as a city has traditionally always had a high of number of properties rented to both professional sharers and students. In 2010 Oxford County Council introduced the HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) licence which applies to households that are rented to two or more sharers who are unrelated. This is to ensure that properties meet certain criteria and are of adequate standard if they are being rented to sharers.

Landlords wishing to let their property to professional sharers or students may need to obtain planning permission to change the use classification of their property. At the moment the HMO mandatory licence only applies to landlords whose property falls under Oxford County Council.
Portfolio Properties are happy to offer landlords advice and guidance and assist you with specific requirements relating to the Council requirements and HMO legislation.

Oxford City Council Contact for HMO Registration:

HMO Licensing Officer
Environmental Health Department
Oxford City Council
Ramsay House
10 St Ebbes Street
Oxford OX1 1PT

Tel: 01865 252837

For further information on HMO’s click here

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