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Under the skin of the letting market

Here we share news and views on both the local letting market in & around Oxfordshire and all planned and recent legislation.

HMO Legislation & Oxford rental properties

FK Adviceline: Letting to Sharers

The Government has been concerned about the creation of ‘student ghettos’ recently dubbed ‘studentification’ of parts of student towns and cities. Following a consultation, the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in 2009 have decided to create a new planning use class specifically for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

This new planning use class came in to force on 6 April 2010 by way of an amendment to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987. The changes are only valid in England.

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