1.HOUSING Act 1985 PART X
Sections 324-326 of the housing act 1985 state that a dwelling is overcrowded for the purposes of this part when the number of persons sleeping in the dwelling is such as to contravene:
(a) The standard specified in the section 325 (the room standard),or
(b) The standard specified in the section 326 (the space standard)
2.HOUSING ACT 1985, PART XV111 SECTION 604 (FITNESS FOR HUMAN HABITATION)
Section 604 in part XVIII of The Housing Act 1985 sets out criterion in respect of determining whether a property is fit for human habitation.
3.THE HOUSING ACT 2004 (HA2004), HHSRS CROWDING AND SPACE HAZARDS
Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a tool to assess the deficiencies of a home in terms of the impact on the occupiers. Properties are assessed for 29 Health and Safety Hazards, one of which is Crowding and Space, under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
THE STATUTORY OVERCROWDING STANDARD
Overcrowding is defined in part X section 324, 325 and 326 of the Housing Act 1985, the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that there is adequate space in which to live and sleep in.
Determining whether a property is overcrowded or not depending on the size of the property, the number of rooms and the ages and the gender mix of the persons occupying them.