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1British‘the council is considering the idea of forcing the landlords of all HMOs to apply for a licence’short for house in multiple occupation
- ‘The law is targeted at the 12,500 private houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and is intended to protect those residents, such as students, from overcrowding and unsafe facilities.’
- ‘The number of family homes being converted is reaching the level where people are concerned that entire communities will become dominated by HMOs.’
- ‘Where a property is not located within an area of 25% or more HMOs then change of use is likely to be granted subject to other planning considerations.’
- ‘The aims of the initiatives are to control the growth of HMOs and improve the standard and management of these properties.’
- ‘The residents of the Georgian street were backed by Fife Council, which refused consent for the former manse to be converted into two HMOs.’
- ‘Swansea's Labour-led council said in its election manifesto that tackling what it called an "overconcentration" of HMOs which "blights" many parts of the city would be a major priority.’
2USshort for health maintenance organization
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