Friday, 21 October 2016

Minimum Room Sizes For Shared Homes

New minimum room sizes for HMOs have been announced by Housing Minister Gavin Barwell. The new rules have been brought in in a bid to tackle overcrowding and the criminal landlords who pack tenants into tiny spaces. The proposals will close a loophole which lets some landlords let out rooms far too small for an adult to occupy. The new minimum standard of 6.52sqm, around 70sqft will apply for each person or couple sharing a room – to prevent landlords from bringing in bunk beds. Read more on the RLA website.

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