National HMO Lobby


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What is a HMO?
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Use Classes Order
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Taxation of HMOs
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National HMO Lobby




The National HMO Lobby has issued the following Papers.

Managing Multiple Occupancy presented to the Minister for Planning, 12 February 2004

Use Classes Order submitted to the Minister for Planning, 29 November 2004

Studentification discussion document, November 2004

Response to the Consultation on the Implementation of HMO Licensing submitted to ODPM, February 2005

What is a HMO? briefing bulletin, March 2005

Use Classes Order, representation to Minister for Housing, Planning & Regeneration, 3 March 2005

Sustainable Communities, representation to the Minister for Housing & Planning, May 2005

Householder Consents, representation to ODPM, May 2005

Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan, representation to DOE, Northern Ireland, September 2005

Affordability & the Supply of Housing, representation to Commons Select Committee on ODPM, October 2005 [published as 'Memorandum by the National HMO Lobby (AH06)' (ppEv88-89) in House of Commons, ODPM Committee Affordability and the Supply of Housing (HC 703-II) The Stationery Office, London, 2006]

Local HMO Plans briefing bulletin, November 2005

Report 2005 November 2005

Accounting for Sustainability discussion document, January 2006

Keeping the Peace discussion document, January 2006

Living in the Shadow of the Ivory Tower, press release, 24 January 2006

Studentification, representation to Minister for Higher Education, 1 February 2006

Balanced Communities discussion document, April 2006

Parliamentary HMO Lobby representations to MPs, April 2006

Students, Communities & Sustainability paper for presentation to Unipol, Students & Communities Revisited, Conference, Nottingham, 12 May 2006

Ten Point Plan briefing bulletin, June 2006 (presented to Unipol, Students & Communities Revisited, Conference, Nottingham, 12 May 2006)

Faint Praise for Universities news release, 19 June 2006

Mandatory HMO Licensing Notification Form, July 2006 [available from National HMO Lobby]

Silo thinking misses the boat news release, 10 August 2006

From Decent Homes to Sustainable Communities representation to DCLG, September 2006

'Comment: It's good to discourage' Inside Housing 8 September 2006, p14

The Supply of Rented Housing, representation to Select Committee for Communities & Local Government, October 2006 [published as 'Memorandum by the National HMO Lobby (SRH25)' (ppEv89-90) in House of Commons, Communities & Local Governmeny Committee The Supply of Rented Housing (HC 47-II) The Stationery Office, London, 2006]

Students in the Private Rented Sector, briefing bulletin, October 2006

Report 2006 November 2006

Engaging with the Community: Open Letter to Our Universities, presented to President, Universities UK, 25 October 2007

Report 2007 November 2007

Representation to the Private Rented Sector Review 2008 presented to the Policy Round Table on Student Housing, 4 March 2008

Balanced Communities or Studentification? news release, 5 March 2008

Representation on A New University Challenge, presented to Secretary of State, DIUS, 5 March 2008

Balanced Communities & Studentification launched 13 March 2008

UCO & HMO Hymn Sheet presented to HMOs Seminar, CLG, London, 9 April 2008

HMO Review presented to Minister for Housing, 10 April 2008

Residents Parking Zones briefing bulletin, April 2008

A New University Challenge: Response to the Consultation by HEFCE presented to HEFCE, August 2008

Representation on HMO & UCO presented to Communities & Local Government, 17 October 2008

PRS Review 2008 Response presented to Communities & Local Government, 11 November 2008

Second Homes for Students discussion document, presented to NHPAU, 17 November 2008

Representation on the Future of Higher Education, presented to DIUS, 17 November 2008

Report 2008 November 2008

Evidence on HMO Licensing presented to BRE, 30 January 2009

Response to the CLG Consultation on 'Houses in Multiple Occupation and possible planning responses' presented to CLG, 30 July 2009

Representation on the consultation on the Government Response to the Rugg Review submitted to CLG, 6 August 2009

Report 2009 November 2009

Covenants on HMOs briefing bulletin, 9 February 2010

A Response to the Consultation on General Consents for Licensing Schemes presented to CLG, 22 February 2010

Local HMO Policies briefing bulletin, 6 May 2010

Local HMO Policy briefing bulletin, 6 May 2010

Response to the Consultation on Houses in Multiple Occupation: Changes to Planning Legislation presented to CLG, 1 July 2010

Representation on Proposals for changes to planning application fees in England presented to CLG, 30 November 2010

HMO Legislation 2010 in England briefing bulletin, 30 November 2010

Report 2010 November 2010

Article 4 Directions briefing bulletin, 22 February 2011, since updated

Witness Statement on behalf of Milton Keynes Council presented to the Council, 3 March 2011

Model HMO Policy briefing bulletin, 17 June 2011

Representation on Change of Use in the Planning System presented to CLG, 25 August 2011

Representation on Draft National Planning Policy Framework presented to CLG, 14 October 2011

Keeping the Peace briefing bulletin, November 2011

Rubbish Bins briefing bulletin, November 2011

Report 2011 November 2011

Comment on HMO Regulation posted on Red Tape Challenge website, 16 January 2012

Representation on Waste Collection presented to DEFRA, 7 March 2012

'The View from the Local Community', contribution to NUS The Future of Student Housing, April 2012

Objections to HMO Developments in England briefing bulletin, 29 June 2012

Representation on Sustainable Development Indicators presented to DEFRA, 11 October 2012

Extending permitted development rights for homeowners and businesses submitted to CLG, 12 December 2012

Memorandum on the Private Rented Sector submitted to the Inquiry by the Communities and Local Government Committee, presented to CLG Committee, 10 January 2013

HMO Appeal Decisions briefing bulletin, first draft, 24 February 2013

Representation on Guidance on Bin Charging on Student Accommodation presented to DEFRA, 31 July 2013

Representation on Extension of permitted development rights presented to CLG, 9 August 2013

Representation on Technical Consultation on Planning presented to CLG, 23 September 2014

Representation on Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector: a technical discussion paper, presented to CLG, 26 August 2015

Representation on Extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and related reforms, presented to CLG, 7 December 2015

Representation on Houses in Multiple Occupation and residential property licensing reforms, presented to CLG, 1 December 2016

Representation on Draft revised National Planning Policy Framework, presented to MHCLG, 8 May 2018

National HMO Legislation briefing bulletin, 10 January 2019

Houses in Multiple Occupation briefing bulletin, April 2020

Response to SAGE Papers on Higher Education and COVID-19, circulated July 2020

NPPF 2021 briefing bulletin, March 2021

Representation on Permitted Development Rights, presented to the the Inquiry by the Select Committee for Housing, Communities & Local Government, 17 April 2021.



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