Houses in Multiple Occupation* are facing new rules starting 1st of October. Landlords have just a couple of days more to apply for the licence.
Landlords urged to apply for new mandatory HMO licence as deadline approaches
• is occupied by five or more persons
• is occupied by persons living in two or more separate households
• and meets:
o the standard test under section 254(2) of the Act
o the self-contained flat test under section 254(3) of the Act but is not a purpose-built flat situated in a block comprising three or more self-contained flats, or
o the converted building test under section 254(4) of the Act.