There has been an estimate placed that 200K additional mandatory HMO’s will become necessary in England thanks to this extension.
This order is applicable to HMO’s in England however it does not apply to converted blocks of flats.
Where does this leave those currently licensed?
HMO’s currently under an additional license scheme will be transferred over to the mandatory scheme. The big consideration here for landlords is that where previously there was a 6 month grace period, this no longer exists.
The next step from here is to consider the regulation of room sizes and their mandatory requirement to conform to specific conditions. Within this regulation there will be the determination as to whether rooms are acceptable for HMO’s and by how many adults and children.