From the1st October 2018 mandatory House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing is changing. Mandatory licensing will no longer only be limited to HMOs that are three or more storeys high but will also include buildings with one or two storeys which are occupied by 5 or more people sharing an amenity. This is new legislation that will apply to landlords across the UK.
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Landlords of HMOs that fall under the new definition will be committing a criminal offence if they fail to apply for a licence or a temporary exemption by 01 October 2018.
Section 257 HMOs are not included in Mandatory Licensing. A section 257 HMO is a building that has been converted into a block of flats, which are all now self-contained, which do not comply with current building regulations, and less than two-thirds of the flats are owner-occupied.
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From October councils will be able to set minimum bedroom size standards for HMOs – and also introduce limits on how many people can live in each bedroom.
For further information go to the Residential Landlords Association website.
Private sector housing have organised a student event on Thursday 18th January 2018, where Rent it Right will be advertising any available properties for students in 2018.
If you would like your property to be advertised through the website at this event, please ensure that you have uploaded your property and all the relevant details on to the Rent It Right website : www.rentitright.co.uk before Thursday
This event was very successful last year with a lot of students finding their properties for the following academic year. If you require any help with uploading your property details or have any questions please call 02392 688481.