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Developer proves councils CAN be challenged successfully over HMO plan rejections

Bob Panesar's plan to enlarge an HMO in Worcester was rejected by both local and national planning decision makers, but his...

Coronavirus latest: Council approves key property licensing schemes, but without start...

Islington says that because of Coronavirus it does now know when its new HMO and Selective Licensing schemes will come into...

Exclusive: Brighton says new HMO rules will be among the ‘toughest...

After a consultation and a green light from the Secretary of State, the city's new property licensing net is set to get...

£89,000 at one HMO! Landlord fines continue despite Coronavirus lock-down

Magistrates' court in Essex hands down one of largest landlord fines this year after rule-breaking HMO was found in terrible state...

Landlord and his relative fined £40,000 over unlicensed properties in Newport

Jamshed Rana and Omar Rana must now each pay £20,000 plus costs after being found guilty of operating dangerous and unlicensed HMOs.

HMO licensing proposals lead to war of words in cathedral city

Plans to reduce the coverage of HMO regulation in Worcester lead to accusations of 'enabling' rogue landlords as councillors argue over the...

Scottish council hikes HMO licensing charges ten-fold for student landlord

Fife Council has moved its HMO charges from a flat-based fee structure to take into account the number of occupants.

Birmingham introduces city-wide HMO restrictions

Article 4 direction: Birmingham City Council is introducing a city-wide direction for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) from 8 June 2020.

New HMO licensing requirements in force soon

HMO Licensing Reform: The October 1 deadline for the new rules on mandatory licensing is approaching soon, when many existing landlords in England will be...

Rogue landlord family ordered to repay thousands

The Shah family of landlords who crammed 31 tenants into a Wembley “shed” are being ordered to repay a large sum of rent money...