Issue - decisions

Houses in Multiple Occupation

01/03/2019 - Houses in Multiple Occupation

(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.