Section: Private Sector Housing

New HMO room size regulations to come in this autumn

Posted 19.03.18
Residential Landlords Association (RLA): Article link

From October, councils will be able to set minimum bedroom size standards for HMOs - and also introduce limits on how many people can live in each bedroom.

Rooms used for sleeping by one person over 10-years-old will have to be no smaller than 6.51 square metres, and those slept in by two people over 10-years-old will have to be no smaller than 10.22 square metres.

Rooms slept in by children of 10 years and younger will have to be no smaller than 4.64 square metres.

The new standards will apply to all landlords seeking new HMO licences.

Landlords of existing properties will be given up to 18 months to make necessary changes when re-applying for a licence when it expires.


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Reporting on March 2018

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