North East Lincolnshire Council

Houses in multiple occupation

Upcoming changes to legislation

As of the 1 October 2018 new legislation will be introduced to include 5 people in any number of storeys. We are currently reviewing the application pack and this will be uploaded in the summer.

Should you require any further information regarding licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), please contact the Home Improvement Service via telephone on 01472 324727 or by email at

Advice for converting a property into a House of Multiple Occupancy

There are a number of considerations to remember, when converting an existing property into a House of Multiple Occupancy.  You will need to consider whether or not you need planning permission, building regulations and if the property will meet housing legislative standards.

We recommend you contact the Home Improvement Service for advice on any proposed works.

Home Improvement Team, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB


Telephone: 01472 326296

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm, Friday 9 am to 4.30 pm, except bank holidays