Minimum bedroom size to combat rogue landlords

National Minimum Bedroom Size

The Department for Communities and Local Government is setting out plans for a national minimum bedroom size.

This could be introduced to combat overcrowding and rogue landlords.

Extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and related reforms: a technical discussion document was published on November 6.

Announcing the paper, Housing minister Brandon Lewis said:

"It is simply unacceptable that people are living in cramped, unsafe accommodation provided by landlords who are more interested in a quick profit than the safety or welfare of their tenants."

The closing date for comments is 18 December 2015.