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NW city ignores landlord concerns over bigger licencing scheme

NW city ignores landlord concerns over bigger licencing scheme

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Concerns among Blackpool landlords over the future of the city's selective licensing have been swept aside after councillors approved the hugely enlarged scheme, which must now go to Michael Gove for the final green light.

HMO numbers continue to nosedive including 23% drop in London

HMO numbers continue to nosedive including 23% drop in London

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The number of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in England is continuing to nosedive, official statistics seen by LandlordZONE reveal.

Tenant's complaint leads to £10,000 fine for HMO landlord

Tenant's complaint leads to £10,000 fine for HMO landlord

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A criminal landlord has been hit with an £11,800 fine for operating a dirty, unlicensed HMO - one of a growing number of large, sometimes overcrowded and dangerous, bedsits around the country.

East of England town votes through new HMO restrictions

East of England town votes through new HMO restrictions

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Landlords in Ipswich face restrictions on converting properties into HMOs after the council voted to introduce an Article 4 direction.

Landlord's 'sham' defence fails to avoid licensing fine

Landlord's 'sham' defence fails to avoid licensing fine

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A professional landlord who tried to dodge responsibility for his HMO has been ordered to pay two former tenants more than £10,000.

Council makes unusual move to stop licencing small HMOs

Council makes unusual move to stop licencing small HMOs

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Bath has made the unusual decision to ditch its additional licensing scheme because it has done such a good job of improving standards.

FINES: Repeat offender to pay £49,000 over HMO safety failures

FINES: Repeat offender to pay £49,000 over HMO safety failures

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A management company has been ordered to pay out more than £49,000 for fire safety failures at an HMO. Monsoon Properties Ltd admitted breaches relating to a range of issues at the flat in Londons Tavistock Place, including inadequate fire detection system, obstructions to t

UK's most expensive ever HMO licensing scheme to launch in London

UK's most expensive ever HMO licensing scheme to launch in London

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Lambeth Council has launched a new additional licensing scheme that will see the boroughs private landlords paying the highest per bedroom HMO fees in the country. Under the current licensing scheme, landlords pay an application fee of �289 per bedroom for a five-year licenc