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HMOs, Houses in Multiple Occupation

Oxford City Council has introduced an Article 4 Direction which means planning permission is needed to turn a family home into an HMO within the City boundaries.

An HMO is a dwelling in which three or more unrelated persons forming two or more households share an amenity such as a bathroom, toilet or cooking facilities. A household is defined as either single person or members of the same family who are living together.

In practice, this means three students sharing a 3 bedroom house is now classified as an HMO and needs planning permission and licensing.

Here at Leys Longden and Co, we can
  • Carry out an assessment against the guidelines
  • Arrange for a planning and license application to be submitted to the Council
  • Deal with possible alterations to the property
  • Support you with queries arising from the HMO, some of which may be historical.
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2 Crofters Court
OX28 4DD
Call: 01993 864907

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267 Banbury Road
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Great Rollright
Chipping Norton
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