* A grant of £5,000 for converting HMOs of four or fewer bedrooms back into traditional single households.
* A grant of £10,000 to convert an HMO into self-contained units, i.e. flats that would reduce the density of the property.
The money is being made available by the Welsh Government as part of the Housing Renewal Area scheme. Property owners are expected to match the grant money.
Although HMOs undoubtedly serve a purpose, the numbers in some streets, with the resultant pressure on parking spaces and other issues, have led to concerns for many years. Ceredigion is taking the opportunity provided by the current changes in the local housing market to address these issues.