Houses in Multiple Occupation: Guidance on Planning Control and Licensing

Guidance on planning control and licensing in relation to Houses in Multiple Occupation.


1. Department for Communities and Local Government, Evidence Gathering - Housing in Multiple Occupation and possible planning responses: Final Report (2008); Universities UK, 'Studentification': A Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Practices (2006).

2. Planning controls "development", which includes, with certain exceptions, material changes in the use of land or buildings.

3. Available at


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