Have your say on HMOs

Members of the community in Oldfield Ward and throughout Bath have given an overwhelming response in favour of introducing limits on the number of HMOs in our community; and also agreed that the Council should try to improve the quality of existing HMOs.

The Council is now consulting on the maximum percentage of homes in our community that should be HMOs. The proposal is that that maximum should be 25%, but this is open to public consultation.

The Council is also asking about the quality improvements that could be made to existing HMOs, such as garden maintenance, waste management, fire and electrical safety.

You can have you say by going to one of this week’s consultation events:

  • University of Bath Student Union: Tuesday 23rd October, 11am – 2pm – Open Event -Drop-in at anytime during the session
  • One Stop Shop, 2 – 4 Manvers Street: Tuesday 23rd October, 6 – 8.30pm (Briefing presentations will be run at 7pm and 8pm)
  • St Alphege’s Parish Hall, Oldfield Lane: Wednesday 24th October, 5.30pm – 8pm
  • Oldfield Baptist Church Hall, Moorland Road: Thursday 25th October, 3 – 7:30pm (not until 5pm as previously advertised)

Or respond online at www.bathnes.gov.uk/hmo

It is vitally important that community responses are made to the Council Consultation.

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