Homes and property Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

Law and standards

Housing Act 2004 and HHSRS 

In addition to the management legislation, the Housing Act 2004 covers all accommodation within the UK.  Amongst other things the Act concentrates on health and safety in the house.  An assessment system has been put in place to evaluate risks in residential property known as the Housing Health and Safety Rating Scheme (HHSRS).  

HMO Standards

We have devised HMO standards which are based on legislative requirements, and relevant guidance as well as our expectations of HMO's in the City.  

Links to regulations  

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