Housing Act 2004


Housing Act 2004

Landlords' Guide to the Housing Act 2004 and HMO information.

The current Housing Act places a number of duties on landlords. Landlords should be familiar with certain parts of the legislation and to help we have created a number of documents and web links

The Housing Act 2004 - Full text is available at: Housing Act 2004

Part 2 of the Act deals with Houses in Multiple Occupation (also known as HMOs), the government has issued some general advice on HMOs and the criteria for mandatory licensing.

The Private Sector Housing team has created an easy to read guide on HMOs, this is available to download from here:

pdf icon HMO Landlords' Guidance [252kb]

Extending the Licensing of HMOs - preliminary information

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has ended a consultation on 'Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and residential property licensing reforms'.

The consultation invited stakeholders to have their say on the proposed changes, came ahead of plans to make a number of amendments through secondary legislation in order to increase the volume of homes in England that are subject to mandatory licensing.

Download our preliminary information sheet on the pdf icon Extending the Licensing of HMOs [80kb]  - DCLG proposals on HMO licensing reforms.





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