When is a home overcrowded?

When is a home overcrowded?

Your home has a permitted number of people who can live in it. This number is given in your Tenancy Agreement.

Allowing more than the permitted number of people to live in your home is a breach of your tenancy conditions. When accessing overcrowding we will refer to statutory guidance.

The number of people who should live in a home depends on:

  • the number of rooms
  • the size of the rooms
  • the ages of the people who live there.

If you think you or your family are living in overcrowded conditions, please contact us or alternatively Gloucester City Council on 01452 396396 or heretohelp@gloucester.gov.uk​​ if you are overcrowded and require a move to bigger accommodation.