NEW HMO RULES BY APRIL 2018!
Tougher laws are expected to be coming in this April 2018 around HMO’s. Currently you only require a licence if you have 5 or more unrelated occupants over 3 stories or more.
A Government consultation exercise has been ongoing on proposals for England to remove the 3-story rule and include single and two storey buildings. It is also proposing a room must be a minimum of 6.52 square metres for one person, and 10.23 square metres for two people. The measurement of these rooms cannot include areas where the ceiling is below 1.5 metres in height.