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Houses in Multiple Occupation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 31: Exceeding licensed occupancy or breach of licence conditions

This section creates the offence of allowing an HMO to be occupied in excess of the number of persons authorised on the licence.  It also creates offences related to breaching conditions in a licence.  An owner, agent or other person named in the licence commits an offence if they breach a condition included in a licence.  And an owner or agent commits an offence if any other licence condition is breached and they do not take reasonable measures to prevent it.

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