Tenants living in shared houses in England could face eviction or increases in rent because of changes to government rules, the National Landlords Association (NLA) has warned.
From Monday an extra 160,000 houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) have to be registered with local councils, almost triple the current figure.
The Tenants Union said any increases in rent would be unfair on tenants.
The government said the new rules would raise housing standards for tenants.
HMOs are homes where people, who are not related, sleep in separate rooms but share facilities such as kitchens or bathrooms.
New rules for landlords come into force on Monday
HOUSES in multiple occupation (HMOs) will need licences from Monday (1), Rotherham Borough Council has reminded landlords.
It follows a Government decision earlier this year on rented properties occupied by five or more people — regardless of the number of storeys.
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