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In October mandatory licensing is being extended to include all 3 storey HMO’s and all HMO’s with 5 or more occupants living there as 2 or more households. This affects small HMO’s eg student houses. Unfortunately I will now have to get a couple of properties licensed.
The application for my borough asks if you have planning permission ‘yes/no’. ‘If yes enclose a copy of the permission’. My houses were established as HMO’s before the article 4 directive came along and I do not have planning permission as such.
Should I be worried?
Click Here to see the new legislation.
Description of HMOs prescribed by the Secretary of State
An HMO is of a prescribed description for the purpose of section 55(2)(a) of the Act if it—
(a)is occupied by five or more persons;
(b)is occupied by persons living in two or more separate households; and
(i)the standard test under section 254(2) of the Act;
(ii)the self-contained flat test under section 254(3) of the Act but is not a purpose-built flat situated in a block comprising three or more self-contained flats; or
(iii)the converted building test under section 254(4) of the Act.
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