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    • bobwilson
    • By bobwilson 10th Aug 18, 12:04 PM
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    new HMO rules in oct 2018?
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:04 PM
    new HMO rules in oct 2018? 10th Aug 18 at 12:04 PM
    I heard some gossip around about large HMO licensing being changed so that houses on 2 levels fall within large HMO rules & need a license - by Oct 2018. Anyone not applying for a license before then is a criminal?!?

    However, there's no update to the blurb on gov website about it, and no warnings from the government to inform people.

    "...your home is a large HMO if all of the following apply:
    it!!!8217;s at least 3 storeys high..."

    Can anyone confirm if the new rules are true or hear-say, and reference an official gov link to confirm it?

    We're all doing our best to avoid becoming an inadvertent criminal, but the gov doesn't make it easy!
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 10th Aug 18, 12:09 PM
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    • #2
    • 10th Aug 18, 12:09 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:09 PM
    What are you on about, and why the second thread.

    That is a link you posted...
    • anselld
    • By anselld 10th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
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    • #3
    • 10th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
    Yes, the 3 storey rule will be removed bringing all 5 person or more HMO into mandatory licensing.
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 10th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
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    • #4
    • 10th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
    the law was enacted in May 2018 with implementation from 1 Oct 18 and applies the definition from that date to all properties. The grace period originally mentioned at consultation stage has been removed

    all you had to do was google "changes to HMO in 2018" there are plenty of websites that cover it
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