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Lambeth Council HMO Properties new Licensing scheme

Lambeth Council HMO Properties new Licensing scheme The London Borough of Lambeth will introduce a new HMO licensing scheme on December 9th after it finished its consultation for additional licensing of HMO properties. The proposals gained the support of two-thirds of residents while 81% of landlords and agents were against them. Why [...]

By |2021-10-18T10:08:49+00:00October 10th, 2021|HMO Updates|Comments Off on Lambeth Council HMO Properties new Licensing scheme

Two new landlord licensing schemes in the London Borough of Islington

Two new licensing schemes now in operation in the London Borough of Islington Islington Council launched two new landlord licensing schemes earlier this year with implications for HMO (houses in multiple occupation) properties. The North London council has introduced these schemes with the aim of making private renting more fair, improving living [...]

By |2021-07-16T22:55:23+00:00July 16th, 2021|HMO Updates|Comments Off on Two new landlord licensing schemes in the London Borough of Islington

Lambeth Council HMO Properties Consultation

The London Borough of Lambeth has recently finished its consultation on proposals for additional licensing of HMO Properties. The consultation with letting agents, landlords, property managers, freeholders, leaseholders, and others ended on 12th March contained proposals which sought to license all HMOs in Lambeth thus doubling the size of its current scheme. [...]

By |2021-07-01T06:56:30+00:00June 19th, 2021|HMO Updates|Comments Off on Lambeth Council HMO Properties Consultation

Kensington and Chelsea council start consultation on second HMO licence

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has published a consultation with draft proposals to introduce a second HMO licence for landlords who have HMO properties. The council’s aim is to improve housing standards, act against those who do not provide safe accommodation for their tenants and ensure that the right property [...]

By |2021-07-01T06:51:04+00:00June 19th, 2021|HMO Updates|Comments Off on Kensington and Chelsea council start consultation on second HMO licence

New HMO Licensing for City of Westminster due in August

In the London Borough of the City of Westminster, new additional HMO licensing will come into operation on 30th August 2021. The scheme has been introduced as part of a wider strategy for the private rental sector, as the council seeks to improve their ability to properly license all HMO properties in [...]

By |2021-07-01T06:46:46+00:00June 19th, 2021|HMO Updates|Comments Off on New HMO Licensing for City of Westminster due in August

New Additional Licensing Scheme In Haringey

Haringey To Run New Additional HMO Licensing Scheme A new borough-wide Additional HMO licensing scheme in Haringey was approved by the Cabinet in February 2019. The scheme will to come into force on 27th May 2019 and requires all HMOs within Haringey, that do not meet the Mandatory licensing criteria, to be licensed. This new [...]

By |2019-03-28T16:49:21+00:00March 28th, 2019|HMO Updates|Comments Off on New Additional Licensing Scheme In Haringey

Testing Hammersmith and Fulham application systems

Hammersmith and Fulham launch their online application system On Thursday the 25th of May, John and I went into Hammersmith and Fulham council offices to test out their application system. The applications opened on Monday the 5th of June, the same day their additional and selective scheme began running. So what did we find out at [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:02:21+00:00June 12th, 2017|HMO Updates|0 Comments

National HMO Network Conference

Last week John and I were very pleased to attend a conference held by National HMO Network at the London Fire Brigade Headquarters for their biannual conference. The line-up of guest speakers was great and included Nick Coombe from the Fire Safety Team at the London Fire Brigade, Andrew Boff - deputy chair of housing [...]

By |2019-04-10T06:36:33+00:00June 7th, 2017|HMO Updates, Interest Pieces|0 Comments

Hammersmith and Fulham Additional Licensing Scheme

Additional HMO Licence Scheme In an aim to increase standards and control the quality of privately available rented accommodation in the district, Hammersmith and Fulham are introducing an additional licensing scheme for HMOs in the area. The scheme will come into affect on the 5th of June - the date when we are expecting applications [...]

By |2018-08-29T13:06:23+00:00May 4th, 2017|HMO Basics, HMO Updates|0 Comments

Civil Penalties Introduced

Civil Penalties show degree to which government is keen to increase control in the private rented sector. The introduction of Civil Penalties on Thursday the 6th of April 2017 is a good indication of the strengthening of local authority powers to tackle ‘rogue landlords’ currently taking place. As set out in the Housing and Planning [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:02:21+00:00May 4th, 2017|HMO Basics, HMO Updates|0 Comments
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