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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Houses in multiple occupation regulations

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) are regulated by several pieces of legislation.

  • Housing Act 2004 - which provides the definitions of a HMO and details HMO licensing requirements including making additional licensing schemes
  • Statutory Instrument 2006 number 371 - The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006 - defining which HMOs must be licensed
  • Statutory Instrument 2006 number 372 – The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 - the management regulations applicable to all HMOs, whether or not they are licensable
  • Statutory Instrument 2006 number 373 – The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006, as amended by Statutory Instrument 2007 number 1093 – The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Additional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007 - to qualify definitions given, describing information asked for and detailing statutory amenity standards to qualify definitions given, describing information asked for and detailing statutory amenity standards.

Management regulations

The management regulations are applicable to all HMOs, whether or not they are licensable, which are defined as HMOs in the Housing Act 2004. These regulations place duties on the manager to ensure take such matters as fire precautions, Health and Safety, maintenance of water supplies, drainage, gas and electricity are maintained in proper working order.

It requires the manager to:

  • ensure that the house is kept structurally sound and properly decorated
  • proper arrangements for rubbish to be collected from the property and to ensure proper storage for the rubbish while it is awaiting collection.

It places a duty on tenants to behave in an orderly manner and not to hinder the manager in the carrying out of these duties. Anyone believed to have contravened these regulations can be prosecuted and the maximum fine is level 5 on the standard scale. This is currently £5000.

The regulations are published by The Stationery Office Ltd.