Duties of Tenants of HMOs

10. Every occupier of the HMO must—

(a) conduct himself in a way that will not hinder or frustrate the manager in the performance of his duties;

(b) allow the manager, for any purpose connected with the carrying out of any duty imposed on him by these Regulations, at all reasonable times to enter any living accommodation or other place occupied by that person;

(c) provide the manager, at his request, with any such information as he may reasonably require for the purpose of carrying out any such duty;

(d) take reasonable care to avoid causing damage to anything which the manager is under a duty to supply, maintain or repair under these Regulations;

(e) store and dispose of litter in accordance with the arrangements made by the manager;and

(f) comply with the reasonable instructions of the manager in respect of any means of escape from fire, the prevention of fire and the use of fire equipment.


Failure to comply by the occupiers can be a criminal offence for which the occupier could be prosecuted.  

Please note that a full copy of the management regulations is available at: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2006/uksi_20060372_en.pdf 


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