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Bedsit laws go to consultation

The government has announced it’s set to legalise bedsits – and is holding a consultation on new laws.

Officially known as Houses in Multiple Occupation, or HMOs, they’re currently illegal on the Island but the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture says they’re a necessary form of housing that has grown in recent years.

It’s plan is to force HMOs to register with a local authority, and set minimum standards for accommodation.

The consultation document is available on the government’s website, gov.im – and you have until Friday, March 10 to make your views known.

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