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  • This is an offence which can result in prosecution of the landlord and even the tenants if they are responsible for this.
  • A classic example would be a house with more tenants than legislation permits.
    • A Licensed house specifying a maximum number of tenants if exceeded by tenants secreting additional housemates unbeknown to the landlord could see tenants prosecuted.
    • Likewise the landlord whether or not he knowingly does so commits an offence.
    • If two people of opposite sex older than 10 years of age are obliged to share a room the house is overcrowded (unless e.g. they are a couple).
Published: 11 November 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021