Section: Planning

Citywide direction on HMOs to be introduced in Birmingham

Posted 10.01.20
Birmingham Council: Further reading

A citywide direction on houses in multiple occupation (HMO) is to be introduced by Birmingham City Council from 8 June 2020.

The Article 4 direction will mean that planning approval is required for the conversion of a family house to an HMO accommodating between three and six people.

Current planning rules only require planning approval for properties larger than this.

This will mean that the location and concentrations of HMOs can be more comprehensively managed across the city.

The direction will be supported by a proposed new planning policy set out within the Development Management in Birmingham document.

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