Policy for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and Student Accomodation

ConsultationWarwick District Council are seeking your views on their policy for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and Student Accomodation.

The main purpose of this policy is to control the concentration of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), including student accommodation, in certain parts of the District and to ensure that other such concentrations do not occur elsewhere. Existing concentrations in parts of south Leamington have led to a significant loss of amenities for more settled residents. The policy also aims to ensure that proposals for HMOs and Student Accommodation include satisfactory provision for refuse storage and access to public transport.

Detailed information about this consultation can be found here.

Your comments can be made by either:

Alternatively leave your comments below.

Let us know your views before the 16th August 2013.

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2 Responses to Policy for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and Student Accomodation

  1. Many landlords moan about the extra burdens of the HMO Management Regulations but it is well documented that the risk of dying or being injured by fire in a HMO are vastly increased. What professional landlord or agent reasonably object?

  2. Hi Eamonn,
    Thanks for your comment.
    This consultation is about the planning policy. The reference to the HMO Management Regulations is there for information only. A number of people expressed a desire for the planning policy to include requirements for management agreements but as this is already covered by the Housing Acts Warwick District Council decided just to draw to the attention of readers the existence of HMO Management Regulations.

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