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Multiple Occupation: Licensing

Volume 471: debated on Wednesday 30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to co-ordinate best practice in the implementation of the national licensing scheme for houses in multiple occupation. (182439)

The Department has funded Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS) to support local housing authorities in England and Wales in implementing mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). LACORS issues guidance and advice, and co-ordinates and disseminates best practice in relation to regulation of private-sector housing.