Decision details

Houses in Multiple Occupation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health)


The report gave details of the amenity standards for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) that enforcement officers would apply when inspecting HMOs to determine whether they were suitable for occupation by a maximum number of households or persons.  The updated standards reflected legislative changes in respect of mandatory national minimum sleeping room sizes and waste disposal provision.


Following consideration by the Communities and Housing Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Housing resolved that:


The amenity standards for houses in multiple occupation set out at Annex 1 to the report be endorsed.


Reasons for the decision:

As set out in the report submitted to the Communities and Housing Advisory Board of 26 February 2019.

Publication date: 01/03/2019

Date of decision: 26/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/02/2019 - Communities and Housing Advisory Board

Effective from: 09/03/2019

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