EDMOs were created by the Housing Act 2004 - with the legislation coming into effect in 2006.
Local authorities do not have to use the powers, only if they see a benefit in bringing an empty property back into use.

EDMOs cannot be taken out against public sector landlords.

Covering Topics

  • Overview
  • Exemptions - Which Properties Cannot be Subject to an EDMO?
  • What does the Local Authority have to do?
  • Steps to Obtain an EDMO
  • Interim EDMOs
  • Final EDMOs
  • EDMOs and Long Leasehold Flats
  • Special Rules for EDMOs and Long Leasehold Flats
  • What About Subletting Consents and Other Problems?
  • Further Information
  • Annex to GN 43

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