Yet another HMO approved by Wrexham Council on Derby Road. What is the the Council’s definition of the saturation point for HMO’s in the town? Many local towns like Mold have none while Wrexham have hundreds, surely there must be a point at which the Council can say no more !
There are 266 registered HMO’s in the borough, average is 3 bedrooms so that’s 798 or so people. Wrexham is about 135’600 people. So a few more isn’t going to hurt anyone its going to probably ease up a few peoples living conditions and also a lot of those 266 HMO’s are students only. Either build more houses or allow more HMO’s because populations grow and we’re not providing new homes, like Rossett or Llay should be doing instead of rejecting housing plans because it might spoil someones view of a wet field.
I wonder if the growing number of HMO’s has something to do with my understanding that there’re changes afoot with housing benefit..? I have heard that single people will only be able to apply for a ‘single room rate’ in shared facilities from HB; hence the demand for HMO’s…?
I wonder if someone with their ear closer to the ground has heard the same or if any other contributor can shed some light..?
Often HMO’s start out in life as Student accommodation to circumvent parking provision. When they fail to attract students they apply to remove the restriction.
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