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Housing Act 2004

Section 259: HMOs: persons treated as occupying premises as only or main residence

584.Section 259 sets out that in certain circumstances persons are to be treated as occupying accommodation as their only or main residence (notwithstanding they may have a home elsewhere) for the purpose of section 254. These are students and those in refuges fleeing domestic violence. The appropriate national authority may by regulations prescribe other descriptions of circumstances for the purpose of this section.

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