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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...

HMO licence to be strengthened from April

HMO Licensing changes: Landlords renting out ALL multi-occupied properties in England, those occupied by five or more people, from two or more separate households, whether...

Big Changes are expected in 2018 on HMO Licensing Rules

New HMO Licensing Rules: Since mandatory licencing was introduced by the 2004 Housing Act, and landlord with a property housing 5 or more unrelated occupants...

HMO crackdown for bath landlords

Landlords fined: Two Bath landlords have received heavy fines totalling £16,000 for failing to hold HMO licences. Although the landlords held the correct licenses for the...