Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) including international/seasonal worker accommodation

A "House in Multiple Occupation" is defined as any living accommodation occupied as an only or main residence by three or more persons who are not members of the same family or of one or other of two families.

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 requires that every house in multiple occupation is licensed by the local authority.

The legislation applies not only to ordinary houses, flats and bedsits, but also other residential accommodation such as hostels, student halls of residence and staff accommodation in hotels or hospitals.
Licence period
3 years
  • between 0-5 beds -  £349
  • between 6-20 beds - £460
  • more than 20 beds - £588