The Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government has published the expected regulations confirming that from 1 October 2018 HMOs licensed in England under part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 will be required to have a floor area no-smaller than 6.51 square metres.
Licenses issued from 1 October will have to contain the following conditions:
Where a breach is found to exist, local authorities will be able to grant a period not exceeding 18 months to rectify the situation.
Additionally, a condition will be included to mandate that landlords of licensed HMOs comply with any relevant local authority waste scheme - although no further details or minimum requirements are specified.
The full draft SI may be found here: The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Mandatory Conditions of Licences) (England) Regulations 2018
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