Private Rented Housing

(asked on 19th June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has provided for the (a) letting and (b) management of houses in multiple occupation in the private rented sector.


Answered by
Christopher Pincher Portrait
Christopher Pincher
Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
This question was answered on 24th June 2020

The Government has produced a raft of guidance on the letting and management of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

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