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Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

Section 14: Definition of “house in multiple occupation”

Section 14 amends the definition of “family” which is used for the purpose of defining an HMO. The aim of the amendment is to ensure that the law recognises the fact that members of an extended family living under the same roof normally comprise a single household which should not be subject to the full regulatory regime prescribed for HMOs.

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