Housing Act 2004

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The Housing Act 2004 (c 34) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It introduces Home Information Packs, which came into force for homes of four or more bedrooms on 1 August 2007. It also significantly extends the regulation of houses in multiple occupation by requiring HMOs to be licensed by local authorities. Finally, it provides the legal framework for Tenancy Deposit Schemes, which are intended to ensure good practice regarding shorthold deposits and make dispute resolution relating to them easier.