HMO Article 4 formal process

Following a consultation exercise in respect of the options available to the city council for the future management and control of houses in multiple occupation, the council has made an Article 4 direction, relating to houses in multiple occupation, for the whole of the City of Lincoln Council area.

The council invited representations on the Article 4 direction between 27 February and 20 March 2015, and subsequently decided to confirm the direction on 25 January 2016. A consultation statement has been produced outlining the consultation, representations and comments received and officer responses to the main issues raised, and can be downloaded in the downloads section below

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Formal process and documentation

The process which led the council to pursue the consideration of an Article 4 direction for the council’s administrative area for the purpose of houses in multiple occupation and an accreditation scheme for private sector housing is summarised below: