From 31st August 2011 the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) falls under Part 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006.
An HMO is defined as living accommodation in which 3 or more unrelated adults live and share one or more of the basic amenities which are a toilet ,personal washing facilities and facilities for the preparation or provision of cooked food. It must be their only or main residence. The legislation covers not only ordinary houses, flats and bedsits but also other types of residential accommodation including hostel, student halls of residence and staff accommodation in hotels and hospitals.
Below is all the information you will require to apply for a Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence.
The application form is available in both Word (below) and PDF version (on the right-hand side of this page under 'Current Documents'):
The form can be completed and then returned to your local Chief Executive's Office OR your local Highland Council Service Point, with the appropriate fee.
If you are unsure about whether you require a license or into which licensing category a specific activity falls: