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Houses of Multiple Occupation
by Will Sandry
What are homes in multiple occupation (HMOs)?Any home with 3 or more un-related people living together who share a kitchen and bathroom, but each have a separate bedroom.
Are homes in multiple occupation a problem?Yes and No. There is a shortage of all types of housing in the UK.
by B&NES Lib Dems
Councillors in Bath have welcomed yesterday evening’s decision by the new Liberal Democrat administration on B&NES Council to allocate funding to start tackling the issue of over-concentration of shared housing (also known as houses in multiple occupation or HMOs).
The funding is a step towards the Council taking on new powers to require planning permission for homes to be converted to shared accommodation through a so-called Article 4 Direction.
Oldfield Councillor, Will Sandry (Oldfield), commented
“I am delighted that the new Liberal Democrat administration on the Council has made it a priority to take action on the issue of HMOs.