There are many properties that will now fall under the definition of a HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation), broadly those occupied by more than three people who form more than one household, but this is open to interpretation by the Local Authority.
Since 6 April 2010, changes implemented by The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Order 2010 mean that landlords wishing to let their property to professional sharers or students may need to obtain planning permission to change the use classification of their property.
scottfraser offer free of charge advice if your property requires planning permission or falls into the HMO mandatory licence and can assist you with any specific requirements.
Our in-house HMO Officer, ensures that our HMO properties comply with any updates to the legislation. Get in contact with us today if you would like to discuss HMO licencing in further detail.