• From The BBC:

    Landlords and the National Union of Students (NUS) have rejected government proposals to limit house-sharing.The government may give councils the power to limit the number of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in one area. Locals complained that too many HMOs lead to problems of anti-social behaviour as well as areas being left empty during holidays. The plan’s opponents say the powers would affect migrant workers and young professionals as well as students. “It is extremely foolish to propose that we displace all of these people in the middle of a housing crisis,” said Wes Streeting, president of the NUS. ‘Real problem’A spokesman for Communities and Local Government said: “Students bring benefits to the places they live in, but too many residing in one area can impact negatively on a community”.
    “This is a real problem in many communities across England, which is why Communities Secretary John Denham is committed to finding a long term solution to current rental practices.” The id…

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