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What is the definition of a House In Multi Occupation under

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What is the definition of a House In Multi Occupation under the 2014 housing act
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.
I am Al and am happy to assist you with your enquiry.
Here is the full definition!
HOUSING ACT 2004 - DEFINITION OF A HMO
1. The Standard Test:
(a) one or more units (not self-contained flats);
(b) living accommodation is occupied by persons who do not form a single household;
(c) the living accommodation is occupied by persons as their only or main residence;
(d) their occupation of the living accommodation constitutes the only use of that accommodation;
(e) rents are payable or other consideration is provided in respect of at least one of those person’s occupation;
(f) two or more of the households who occupy the living accommodation share one or more basic amenities or the living accommodation is lacking in one or more basic amenities;
2. The Self-Contained Flat Test:
(a) a self-contained flat which meets all of (b) to (f) above.
3. The Converted Building Test:
(a) a converted building;
(b) one or more units (not self-contained flats);
(c) living accommodation is occupied by persons who do not form a single household;
(d) rents are payable or other consideration is provided in respect of at least one of those person’s occupation
4. Converted Blocks:
(a) a flat is an HMO where it has been converted in to a block of self-contained flats, did not comply with the Building Regulations 1991 (SI 1991/2768) and less than two thirds of the flats are owner-occupied.
I hope this assists and answers your question.
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Kind Regards
Al
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