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Registration Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Published: Thur, 12 Nov 2015
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HMO Derry
Notice of Intention to Submit an amended Registration Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Northern Ireland to the Department for Social Development for approval.
The Housing Executive intends to submit an amended Statutory Registration Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) to the Department for Social Development (DSD) for approval.
The proposed amendments are as follows:
  • Paragraph 1.2 to be amended to provide clarification on the responsibility in relation to Registration of HMOs that have multiple owners.
  • Paragraph 1.5 to be amended by deleting “unless informed otherwise before the specified registration date for the HMO”.
  • Paragraphs 6.2 and 6.3 to be amended to reflect that regulation of gas safety is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive NI under the Gas Safety Regulations.
  • Paragraph 11.2 to be amended to include the definition of a HMO as stated in the legislation.
A copy of the amended registration scheme may be seen during office hours at:
The Belfast HMO Office, Housing Centre,
2 Adelaide Street Belfast, BT2 8PB, or
The HMO Regional Office, 19 Abbey Street,
Coleraine, BT52 1DU
When the registration scheme has been approved by the Department for Social Development the Housing Executive will publish a notice confirming this, and will confirm the date on which the amended scheme will come into operation.