Regulations which came into force on 1st October 2007 in England define certain converted blocks of self-contained flats as HMOs.

S.257 refers to the clause in the Housing Act 2004 which introduced this type of HMO.

Covering Topics

  • Overview
  • The Definition of S.257 HMO
  • Flowchart
  • The Standards of Conversion
  • The Less Than Two-Thirds Owner- Occupied Test
  • Effect of being an HMO
  • How to Avoid Being a S.257 HMO
  • The Additional Management Regulations for S.257 HMOs
  • Licensing Of S.257 HMOs
  • Who Will Be The Licensee?
  • Managing Agents, Fees and Licences of S.257 HMOs
  • Compulsory Licensing of HMO
  • Additional Licensing Schemes
  • Effect of Requiring A Licence
  • Effect of Licensing on Long Leasehold Blocks
  • Converted Blocks of Self-Contained Flats
  • Further information
  • Appendix 1 - Statutory Instruments
  • Appendix 2a
  • Appendix 2b

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