Houses in Multiple Occupation: Licensing
In Scotland, the owners of residential accommodation let to three or more unrelated people or families must be licensed with the local authority.
This obligation exists to regulate such premises and to ensure that tenants throughout Scotland, many of whom are vulnerable members of society, are provided with safe, good quality accommodation.
Landlords must ensure that Houses in Multiple Occupation comply with standards relating to fire safety, gas and electrical safety, overcrowding, toilet / washing facilities and heating/ ventilation and cooking facilities.
Download an application pack or request one by phone or email using the contacts on the right.
In processing your application, we will consult with the Police and Fire and Safety services, Building Standards, Housing and Social Work, Legal Services, Development Control and Protective Services.
If you let any residential accommodation, including Houses in Multiple Occupation, you should also be registered as a landlord.