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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

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

Landlord Database will be introduced this year

Plans for Landlord Database for HMOs fully underway The landlord database will store the information of landlords who have failed to comply to HMO regulations. Lord Bourne, the undersecretary of state for communities and local governments, revealed that an official database of bad landlords and lettings agents will be launched in October 1st 2017. Despite the launch of the [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:02:21+00:00January 1st, 2017|HMO Updates|0 Comments

On the Street: The Rogue Landlord

On the Street: Landlord Prosecuted for failing to display contact details. There have been numerous reports over the years of ‘rogue’ landlords. These are landlords have caused serious damage to the representation of those working hard in the private rental sector. Landlords, who, have typically been prosecuted for failure to comply to HMO regulations. The first [...]

By |2017-02-10T16:27:14+00:00December 23rd, 2016|On the Street|0 Comments

Changes to HMO Legislation are coming, make sure you are informed!

Existing HMO rules to change this year HMO licensing currently encompasses 60,000 homes in England. The proposed changes to legislation will mean that a further 170,000 shared homes will be required to obtain a license. This license can only be obtained once the property owner has fulfilled all the requirements of their Local Authority. The [...]

By |2018-09-09T17:22:07+00:00December 16th, 2016|HMO Updates|0 Comments
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