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.