If you are concerned about someone who you think is rough sleeping, you can send an alert to StreetLink.
Report a suspected HMO
A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) needs a licence if it is occupied by 5 or more people living in two or more households.
If you think people are living in a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) that doesn’t have a licence, you can report it to us. We prioritise properties that have three or more storeys, appear to be in disrepair or present a hazard to those living in the property.
You can look at GOV.UK to check what makes a property an HMO.
You can also check our register of HMOs that do have a licence, before you make your report.
To report a suspected HMO, you will need:
- the address or location of the HMO
- the property type
- to tell us how many people you think are living there
- to tell us what you are concerned about, such as disrepair or overcrowding
- any contact details you have, such as for the landlord of the property
- your name, address and contact details
Once we receive your report, we will:
- assess it within 10 working days
- contact you if we need more information
- record the matter and schedule an investigation
We are unable to provide updates during an active investigation.