Task force to examine problems caused by HMOs

posted 27 Feb 2009, 03:40 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
A task force is to be set up to examine the problems caused by Houses in Multiple Occupation.

The move comes after members of the public packed a meeting of Edinburgh Council's South Central Neighbourhood Partnership to lobby for tighter controls on the households, which are made up of several unrelated individuals living together, and are particularly common in areas with a high student population.

Residents of areas such as Marchmont and Morningside, which have a high proportion of HMOs, lobbied at the meeting for them to also take into account the potential effect on neighbours of having large, transient households in shared stairs.

A short-life working group will report back to the Partnership's meeting in May.

Source: Edinburgh Evening News