Purchasing a flat or house
You or your parents may be considering, as an option to renting, the purchase of a house or flat. It is important to realise that if you buy a flat or house and arrange for others to live in the flat with you, you may be creating a "house in multiple occupation".
Such a flat or house would require to be registered, by you, with the Local Authority and it is also likely that you will require Planning Permission to operate such a flat or house in multiple occupation.
Furthermore the accommodation will either require to be licensed now or in the near future and the timing of this will depend on the number of residents.
It is recommended that before you purchase a flat or house that you discuss your proposal with both of the following Local Authority Officers.
Registration/Licensing Planning Permission
Mr John Docherty Ms Rattray
Glasgow City Council Glasgow City Council
HMO Unit Development and Regeneration Services
Nye Bevan House Development Control
20 India Street 231 George Street
Glasgow G2 4PF Glasgow G1 1RX
Tel No: 0141 287 6531 Tel No: 0141 287 5449