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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..."

    https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/houses-in-multiple-occupation

    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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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:09 PM
    What are you on about, and why the second thread.


    That is a gov.uk link you posted...
    • anselld
    • By anselld 10th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 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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    • 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


    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/616/made


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


    https://news.rla.org.uk/extension-of-mandatory-hmo-licensing-set-for-october-2018/


    https://www.cieh.org/media/1798/david-smith.pdf


    https://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/new-hmo-rules-licensing-2018-official/
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