Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crackdown On Rogue Landlords To Include New Minimum Bedroom Size

A new minimum bedroom size is to form part of a government crackdown on rogue landlords who cram tenants into overcrowded homes. As rents have risen in recent years some landlords have attempted to maximise profits by squeezing tenants into “rabbit-hutch” properties. Family homes have been divided into bedsits or advertising rooms that are shared with other tenants. The government’s proposals, which apply only to England, include introduction of a minimum bedroom size of 6.52 sq metres (70 sq ft) in shared houses classed as homes in multiple occupation (HMO). The size would be applied for each individual or couple living in the property, so landlords could not squeeze in bunk beds. Read more on the Guardian website.

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