Amenities in an HMO

There needs to be an adequate number of amenities in an HMO to accommodate all occupiers.  The amenities required are:

  • adequate facilities for storage, preparation and cooking of food, including sinks with hot and cold water supplies
  • sufficient suitably located toilets
  • adequate number of suitably located baths or showers and hand-wash basins, each with satisfactory supplies of hot and cold water

By rule of thumb, one complete kitchen and bathroom is required for every 5 occupants that share the accommodation. Read further information about amenities.