Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Licensable HMO Room Sizes
The government has introduced mandatory room sizes for HMO's:
- Ensure that the floor area of any sleeping accommodation by one person aged over 10 years is not less than 6.51 square meters.
- Ensure that any sleeping accommodation room which holds 2 people over 10 years of age is to not be less than 10.22 square meters.
- Ensure that any room used as a sleeping accommodation holding one person under the age of 10 is to be no less than 4.64 square meters.
- Ensure that any room with the floor area of less than 4.64 square meters will not be used as a sleeping accommodation.
If room sizes for bedsits are 6.51 then we expect that you have a kitchen diner and/or living room area for tenants to eat and socialise instead of their own bedrooms.
Pages in "Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO)"
- What is a HMO?
- HMO Licence fees
- Apply for a HMO Licence
- Does my HMO need a Licence?
- How do I get a HMO Licence?
- How long will it take?
- What happens if I am not a Fit and Proper Person?
- What about Non-Licensable HMOs?
- Temporary Exemption Notices (TEN)
- Can I apply to have my Licence varied?
- What are the Conditions attached to the Licence?
- What happens if I don't Licence my HMO?
- What Standards do I need to Maintain in a HMO?
- You are here Licensable HMO Room Sizes
- The Management Regulations
- What are Amenity Standards?
- What are the Duties of Tenants?
- Tenant Fees Act
- Fire safety in HMO’s
- Waste collection in HMO's