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Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)


Special requirements apply to types of properties known as ‘Houses in Multiple Occupation’ (HMOs).

>> This chapter contains the following sections:

Definition of an HMO

Duties upon the manager of an HMO

Duties on occupiers of HMOs

Licensing of HMOs

Purpose of licensing of HMOs
HMOs subject to mandatory licensing
Additional licensing of HMOs
Selective licensing
Transitional licensing
Applying for a mandatory licence
Fit and Proper Person test
Licence conditions
Properties which cannot be granted a licence
Temporary exemption from licensing
Right of appeal against a local authority decision
Offences
Rent Payment Orders

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