People in Far Cotton say the increase in properties being converted into Houses of Multiple Occupancy is ripping the heart out of their community

People in Far Cotton say the increase in properties being converted into Houses of Multiple Occupancy is ripping the heart out of their community

Read more at: http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/campaigners-why-landlords-are-ripping-the-heart-out-of-our-community-in-northampton-1-8045708

 

Northampton DCH produces the numbers published by Northampton Borough Council

2015 Outturn 2016 Outturn 2017 Outturn
* Number of Houses of Multiple Occupancy with a mandatory licence. 229 321 360
** Number of Houses of Multiple Occupancy with an additional licence 163 435 525

 

* Houses in Multiple Occupation which require mandatory licensing are those properties which are occupied by five or more unrelated people and the property is made up of three or more habitable storeys. There are 360 properties of this type currently licensed.

 

** House in Multiple Occupation subject to additional licensing are located within a designated area of the Borough and apply to properties with ground and first floor storeys occupied by three or more unrelated people. This scheme was introduced in November 2014. There are 525 properties of this type licenced, however, it is anticipated by ongoing intelligence and investigations that the total number requiring a licence could be double this.

 

Source: page 8 of 14-   17-07-10 Revision 6 – Final Performance Outturn 2016-17

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