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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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