The Scottish Government has published a consultation seeking views on adding new categories to the definition of an HMO. The aim is to address potential health and safety concerns in relation to the accommodation that contract and transient workers live in when they are working away from their home.
At present it is often argued that this accommodation doesn’t require an HMO licence because it isn’t the only or main residence of the occupants. The consultation can be read and responded to by clicking here. Responses must be submitted by 8 July.