Become a smarter Landlord –
Coventry City Council have a new regulatory enforcement officer and are currently targeting HMO’s. Their main aim is to improve housing standards within the HMO sector.
It is vital you know that even if you have a current licence for
As a HMO, you’re governed by two sets of rules under two regulation bodies. One is to satisfy (The Housing Act 2004)-The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations 2006. This is enforced by the local council. The second one is, the Fire
Am I a HMO (house in multiple occupation)?
If you have 3 or more people (that are NOT related to each other) and they share the same amenities (i.e. Kitchen) then you ARE A HMO, irrespective of the number of floor levels you have
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, came into effect and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law. HMOs’ are covered by the Regulatory Reform Order, in common parts, (e.g stairs, corridors, shared kitchens, bathrooms and shared lounges etc). As well as this
Under guidance given by government for HMOs can be very complicated, as all HMOs are set up differently. Some common misconceptions, interpretations and wrong advice given by builders and architects or internet downlaods have resulted in HMO’s to be non-complaint.
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