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Multiple Occupation: Licensing

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (1) on what date the Building Research Establishment submitted to his Department the second stage of its review of the licensing regime for houses in multiple occupation; (294946)

(2) on what date the Building Research Establishment was commissioned to conduct the review of the effectiveness of the new licensing regime for houses in multiple occupation;

(3) when he expects to publish the review commissioned by his Department from the Building Research Establishment on the new licensing regime for houses in multiple occupation;

(4) how much his Department has paid to the Building Research Establishment for the research commissioned on the effects of the new licensing regime for houses in multiple occupation.

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) was commissioned to conduct a review of the effectiveness of the new licensing regime for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in March 2008 and the final Report was received in April 2009. We propose to publish the Report shortly. The BRE were paid £89,591.59.