Houses in Multiple Occupation

Closed 9 Sep 2022

Opened 15 Jul 2022

Feedback updated 13 Dec 2022

We asked

The Council undertook a survey to understand the views of Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) tenants, landlords and members of the public living near, or businesses operating near to, HMOs.

You said

We received a total of 531 responses. Of these, 525 were via our online survey and we also received 6 email responses.

A report summarising the results of the consultation survey was presented to Planning Policy Executive Advisory Panel on 24 October 2022.

We did

The information gathered as part of the consultation survey has provided valuable feedback and analysis, which will be used to supplement information already gathered as part of the wider HMO investigation. Further detailed analysis of the representations will help the Council to develop detailed ward level profiles for the previously identified wards with the highest number and concentration of HMO, which will inform the development of options following in-depth appraisal. The Planning Policy Executive Advisory Panel will continue to oversee the investigation alongside the development of potential options to regulate HMO development and ensure the highest standards of licensing and governance. This process will take place over the remainder of the financial year.


Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are properties rented out by more than two people who are not from the same household (i.e., family) but share basic facilities like a kitchen or bathroom. It does not include self-contained flats where none of the facilities are shared, but includes houses containing bedsits, hostels and shared houses.

The Council wants feedback from residents, landlords and others to help understand the views and experiences of people regarding HMOs in North Northamptonshire.

We will share the results of this survey and use your feedback to help make recommendations for policy and service changes to improve the Council’s corporate approach to HMOs.

Please note that this online survey will not allow you to save your responses and return to them, so we advise that you view the survey in the first instance and prepare your responses ahead of entering them into the online form. This will avoid you losing any partial responses that have not been submitted on completion. 

If you have any questions when completing the online survey, please contact the Council via email: or call 0300 126 3000 and request a call back from the planning policy team. 

This survey closes at 11.59pm on 09/09/2022. 

For information about how consultation and engagement responses are managed, please see the consultation and engagement privacy notice.


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