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Houses in Multiple Occupation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Background and Policy Objectives

3.The purpose of the Act is to enable better regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), by introducing a system of licensing and new provisions about standards of housing.  It also aims to streamline the definition and clarify the law in some other respects.

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