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Local authority powers to manage Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

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A letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs outlining the powers local authorities have to manage Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).
The letter reminds Local Planning Authorities of the extensive powers they currently possess to manage HMO development and the adverse environmental effects which can arise.  It outlines that the Welsh Government has made the necessary legislative changes in February 2016 and published good practice guidance to assist Local Authorities.