Bath HMO Landlords – Important Information

Filed in Bath by on 6th May, 2017 0 Comments

Important information for HMO landlords and investors in Bath.

Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) appointed Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (ARUP) consultants to undertake a review of the existing the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to investigate various policy options to address the existing challenges of HMOs using case studies of policies implemented in other local authorities.

B&NES have received the ARUP report and the Council is currently considering their recommendations. ALL Wessex attended the workshop in November last year, B&NES would like us to share these findings and recommendations with you, B&NES would like to hear your views on the various options suggested. Your comments will help them revise the SPD which will be subject to a formal consultation in June and July.

A short informal consultation paper (please read and respond) and the full ARUP report is available by clicking here.

Please send your comments by 15th May 2017 to Planning Policy, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JG  or by e-mail to

If you have any questions or would like to discuss, please contact Kaoru Jacques, Senior Planning Officer.



About the Author ()

Rob Crawford is the chairman of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex). Rob is a practicing landlord with a property portfolio that includes small private residential properties and HMO's. Rob is a qualified letting agent and former owner of Kingfisher Lettings & Management. He is now a share holder of the successful online lettings company

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.