Houses in Multiple Occupation
The (HMO) Team which deals with the enforcement of standards
throughout the County Borough.
These WebPages are designed to provide advice on standards for
HMOs, but it is important to remember that there are a range of
related matters about which it is necessary and/or advisable to
consult with Council officers. Such matters may include change in
the way a property is used or occupied, structural works, issues
affecting means of escape in case of fire or fire precautions,
change in layout, provision of kitchen, bathroom or toilet
facilities, drainage connections or alterations, ventilation,
landlord/tenant law, etc.
Please contact us at an early stage, the HMO team are pleased to
offer advice, assistance and guidance. If in doubt contact the HMO
Team on (01639) 685678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about our Private
Rented Housing Accreditation Scheme and its benefits can also
be found on this site.
The accommodation should be to the standard required by law. Of
particular relevance to HMOs are the requirements of the Housing
Act 2004, Environmental
Protection Act 1990, Defective Premises Act 1972, Landlord and
Tenant Act 1985.
It is the landlord and managers responsibility to maintain an
awareness of all current legislation relating to standards within
HMOs and this would include the need to be aware of Planning and
Building Control enforced matters.
Last Updated: 11.12.2012 at 10:32