DCAN 2: Multiple Occupancy
DCAN 2: Multiple Occupancy is obsolete.
A house in multiple occupancy is defined in The Housing Order (NI) 2003 as;
"A house occupied by more than 2 qualifying persons, being persons who are not all members of the same family."
The Planning (Use Classes) Order (NI) 2004 states that a change of use to a house of multiple occupancy requires planning permission in all instances.
Further information on HMO’s is available in the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)Subject Plan Belfast City Council Area 2015