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New regulations on room sizes for Homes in Multiple Occupation

Posted: 23rd November 2016   In: Commercial Property

The government is introducing new rules on minimum room sizes in homes in multiple occupation (HMO) as part of a crackdown on rogue landlords.

Ministers want to strengthen the ability of councils to tackle ruthless landlords who exploit tenants and charge them extortionate rents to live in poor conditions.

Other proposed measures to help councils raise standards in shared homes include:

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell said: “These measures will give councils the powers they need to tackle poor-quality rental homes in their area.

“By driving rogue landlords that flout the rules out of business, we are raising standards and giving tenants the protection they need.”

The proposed measures are now subject to a public consultation. We shall keep clients informed of developments.

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Posted by: Sonia Dad
Commercial Property
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