If the local authority in your area decide to designate an area for additional licensing and if, within that area they designate that section 257 HMOs require a licence, the following applies.


Section 65 of the Housing Act 2004 states that

“The local housing authority cannot be satisfied for the purposes of section 64(3)(a) that the house is reasonably suitable for occupation by a particular maximum number of households or persons if they consider that it fails to meet prescribed standards for occupation by that number of households or persons.”

For section 257 HMOs, the prescribed standards are contained in both Schedule 3 of The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006 and The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Additional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007

Below, both peices of legislation have been combined accordingly and they take effect in England from 1st October 2007. ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content