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LATEST: Councils mount ‘flurry’ of new initiatives to regulate HMOs

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Councils around the country are launching a flurry of HMO rules and proposals – in York, North Northamptonshire and Hounslow.

BIG FINE: Court tells landlord to pay £25,000 over ‘dangerous HMO’

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A rogue landlord who repeatedly ignored a banning order that stopped him renting out his dangerous HMO has been fined £20,000.

Legal case – can there be a reasonable excuse for not...

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We’ve all heard the expression, “ignorance of the law is no excuse” and this applies without question in all areas of the...

SHOCK drop in number of HMOs blamed on growth of council...

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HMO numbers in England have dropped by 3% during the past 12 months many landlords offloaded their buy-to-let stock instead of negotiating...

HMO capital values outstrip rest of housing market by 32%, research...

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The average HMO is now worth £364,508, 32% more than the typical house, according to new research which...

Awards scheme for HMO landlords launched to highlight best operators

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A new property awards has launched that aims to celebrate good landlords in the previously neglected HMO sector. The...

HMO platform raises £275K in bid to become ‘Airbnb for house...

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A tech platform that enables landlords to manage HMOs more effectively has raised £275,000 in new funding as its bids to become...

‘Shed with bed’ landlord couple to pay £17k after applying for...

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A rogue landlord couple have been fined for illegally letting out a ‘shed with a bed’ for more than three years.

HMO management firm loses appeal against £21,000 penalty for ‘dangerous’ house

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A rogue letting and management firm has been fined more than £21,000 for running a dirty and dangerous HMO.

LATEST: HMO landlord loses Tribunal appeal but wins £6.5k fine reduction

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A rogue landlord has had his appeal thrown out after a first-tier tribunal ruled he had failed to protect tenants’ deposits and...