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National Minimum Room Size
From 1 October 2018, when granting a licence for a HMO property, a local authority must impose conditions relating to the minimum room size which may be occupied as sleeping accommodation. Any room which does not meet the minimum requirement must not be used a sleeping accommodation.
What is sleeping accommodation
Under the Regulations, a room is used for sleeping accommodation if it is normally used as a bedroom, whether or not it is also used for other purposes.
What is the minimum sleeping room size
A HMO licence granted under Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (that is pursuant to mandatory and additional licensing schemes) must contain conditions requiring the licence holder to ensure that any room used for sleeping accommodation is
- Not less than 6.51 m2 for one person over 10 years;
- Not less than 10.22 m2 for two persons over 10 years of age; and
- Not less than 4.64 m2 for one person aged under 10 years.
The Government’s non-statutory guidance “Houses in Multiple Occupation and residential property licensing reform: Guidance for Local Housing Authorities” states that the statutory minimum is not intended to be the optimal room size and that local authorities will continue to have discretion to set their own higher standards within licence conditions but must not set a lower standard. However, while local authorities are entitled to produce guidance on what room size they consider acceptable, they are not able to apply their guidance as if it has statutory force.