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May bank holiday bin collections

All bin collections following a bank holiday Monday will now take place one day later. Find out when your bin is collected.

This replaces the previous system of moving the Monday collections to the following Saturday.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

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1. Houses in multiple occupation

A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a building or part of a building (for example a flat) that is occupied by more than one household and in which more than one household shares an amenity such as a kitchen, bathroom or toilet.

A household may be (i) a single person or (ii) a co-habiting couple or (iii) several members of the same family, all related by blood or marriage.

A building which is converted into self contained flats can be a HMO if the conversion did not meet the 1991 Building Regulations and less than two thirds of the flats are owner occupied.

If you are not sure if the property you live in or own is a HMO further guidance is available in the Landlords Handbook or contact the private sector housing team.