Consultation outcome

Extending mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation and related reforms

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Extending mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation: a government response document

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The government response to its technical discussion paper on extending the mandatory of licensing of houses in multiple occupation.

This document summarises the responses to the key questions raised in the technical discussion paper (published 6 November 2015) on:

  • extending the mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation
  • raising standards in the HMO sector
  • simplifying the licensing application process

It also describes what will happen next.

Original consultation

Summary

Options for extending the scope of mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation and proposals to streamline the licensing process.

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Consultation description

This technical discussion paper sets out options for extending the scope of mandatory licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO). It also sets out our proposals to streamline the HMO licensing process.

The government welcomes views on the options and proposals set out in this paper. Comments should be submitted via the online form.

The closing date for comments is 18 December 2015.

Documents

Extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and related reforms: a technical discussion document

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Published 6 November 2015
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