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CLAMP DOWN: Council launches mob-handed night time raids on dogy HMOs

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Grimsby tenants got a surprise when council and fire officers, the police and the Home Office turned up mob-handed at two HMOs.

‘Unfit’ landlord given £12,000 fine over unlicenced HMO in Sussex

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A rogue landlord who operated an unsafe and unlicensed HMO has been handed a £12,000 fine and costs of nearly £4,000.

EXCLUSIVE: Landlords fight ‘ridiculous’ plans to widen HMO licensing

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Portsmouth Council has launched a consultation into licensing thousands more HMOs across the city. Its current scheme already covers...

‘Laid-back’ landlord to repay £31k in rent after losing legal battle...

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A laid-back landlord who insisted her colourful HMO was ‘warehouse living’ to avoid getting a licence has been ordered to pay more...

EXCLUSIVE: Landlords accuse big council of ‘bulldozing’ through licensing schemes

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Landlords in Ealing are dismayed that two controversial licensing schemes have been “bulldozed” through without properly engaging them in the consultation process.

LATEST: Luton finally brings in blanket HMO licensing after years of...

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Luton Council has finally got its act together and revealed blanket HMO licensing for the town after a number of false starts...

BATH planners are latest to tighten up HMO licencing rules

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Bath & North East Somerset Council is the latest authority to get tough on HMOs by introducing new rules to prevent concentrations...

Welsh landlord faces huge fine over multiple HMO regulation breaches

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A landlord and ‘property investor’ has admitted a string of housing offences relating to his Newport HMO after previously denying he had...

Landlord slapped with £40,700 fine after ‘honest mistake’ over HMO licence

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A lettings agency boss and landlord has been slapped with a £40,700 Rent Repayment Officer despite claiming that his failure to licence...

Bristol significantly expands HMO and selective licensing schemes

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Bristol has approved plans to extend landlord licensing in Brislington West, Bedminster and Horfield wards in a bid to raise PRS standards.