A landlord has been fined over £7,000 for renting out an unsafe and unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO). South Gloucestershire Council’s Private Sector Housing Team issued the landlord a Civil Penalty Notice after a number of HMO offences were identified at...
PROTESTERS have gathered outside the Brighton and Hove Green Party offices to demand action on landlord licensing. Acorn, the Community Union, has taken against the Brighton Green party for “failing renters in the city”, as the council plans to “backtrack” on commitments to license landlords in Brighton. According to the union, an advanced report from Brighton and Hove […]
Croydon Council says it is reviewing its option regarding property licensing, and will produce new proposals by October 1.In June Croydon council was on the receiving end of criticism from Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, who was reported to have denied the request for a new licensing scheme because the council allegedly failed to provide any evidence […]
Lambeth Council are being asked to consider a new report that recommends all HMO’s to be subject to Additional /licensing/, and that the scheme will charge £520 per habitable room – not property – for a licence, although discounts of up to 50% will be available in some circumstances. This would affect any HMO not […]
From 30 August, [Westminster] landlords will require an HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) licence for all house and flat shares with three or more tenants. Certain buildings converted into self-contained flats will also require a licence if more than a third of the flats [in the building] are rented. We are here to help property […]
A PLANNING inspector has ruled in favour of a landlord’s appeal for a housing multiple occupants (HMO) bid rejected by Wiltshire Council. Wave Hill Property last year applied to change 29 The Rise in Calne from a house into a HMO with seven bedrooms. Wiltshire Council knocked the bid back stating that the HMO would […]
Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved licence conditions for two schemes for private landlords. Cabinet members approved the conditions for the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and Selective Licensing schemes at a meeting on Thursday 1 July 2021. The two schemes, that aim to improve the quality of privately rented accommodation and reduce its impact […]
Southwark has been operating a borough wide Additional Licensing scheme together with a Selective Licensing scheme that covered part of the borough. Both schemes ended on 31 December 2020 however Southwark Council is currently consulting on plans to implement new Additional and Selective Licensing schemes in addition to a Mandatory HMO Licensing scheme which applies […]
The Manchester Evening News have run the following article:- Landlords could be made to apply for a licence to tackle housing and anti-social behaviour issues in Gorton and Abbey Hey, Harpurhey, and Clayton and Openshaw. Plans have been unveiled to extend a scheme that aims to crack down on ”rogue’ landlords and poor housing […]
A dedicated anti-social behaviour officer is working with landlords in central Blackpool as part of measures to control unruly tenants. The role is being funded through the Central Selective Licensing Scheme designed to drive up standards in the private rented accommodation sector. Launched in 2019, it is due to run until 2024 and is the […]
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PROTESTERS have gathered outside the Brighton and Hove Green Party offices to demand action on landlord licensing....
Croydon Council says it is reviewing its option regarding property licensing, and will produce new proposals by...