On the 1st October the licensing regulations changed with regards to HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy). Previously a property needed a HMO licence if it comprised of three or more storeys and houses five or more people in two or more households.
Now, a change in the law means that a licensable HMO is defined as:
- a property occupied by five or more people forming two or more separate households, or
- a purpose-built flat in a block of up to two flats and occupied as a HMO by five or more people
The change in the law is intended to improve the standards and safety of rented accommodation throughout the UK.
As a leading HMO letting agent in Cambridge we can offer help and advice on all the current requirements and legislation. Please give us a call on 01223 224480 to see how we can help you.