Southampton City Council is currently undergoing a public consultation on this issue of HMOs.

HMOs are Houses of Multiple Occupancy, which are what student houses are classed as. In an attempt to crack down on poor living standards, they want to hear feedback from those who live in Southampton and they’re doing this through an online survey, found here: www.southampton.gov.uk/living/housing/private/landlord/hmos/hmo-licensing-scheme

It’s really important that you fill in this survey and share your views as there’s a chance that students’ views may get overlooked if the consultation is only taken up by other residents.

HMO standards can be pretty tough on students, so get online and let the council know your feelings. They will then proceed in the best course of action and hopefully this will make housing a lot better for students in Southampton.