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OPINION: Why banning HMOs is just another form of local NIMBY-ism

People outside the PRS often complain that HMOs are its ‘dirty little secret’. And at a superficial level, it’s...

Infamous landlord escapes banning order despite ‘sham’ tenancies

A rogue landlord has dodged a banning order for operating ‘murky bed and breakfast agreements’ after a court ruled he could not...

Throuple trouble? Modern relationships making HMO compliance tricky, warns top lawyer

Landlords and agents must make sure they don’t come a cropper deciding what constitutes a single household when vetting HMO tenants in...

Victory! Landlord overturns council’s ‘defective’ HMO improvement notice

A landlord has successfully challenged an improvement notice on his former HMO after a Tower Hamlets council officer failed to properly explain...

Slum landlord duo told to pay back £9,000 in rent for...

The owners of an unhygienic and unlicensed HMO in East London have been slapped with a Rent Repayment Order totalling nearly £9,000.

HMOs do not help spread Coronavirus, says health report

HMOs have been given a clean bill of health by officials in the Northamptonshire town of Corby, which has the highest seven-day...

EXCLUSIVE: PRS faces growing safety assessment scandal, claims consultancy

Unscrupulous managing agents are cutting corners on safety assessments to save money, putting landlords’ insurance claims in jeopardy and their tenants’ lives...

HMO landlords slam council over out-of-hours ‘student party’ phone numbers

Arguments between HMO landlords and both local residents and councillors in Belfast’s largely student area of Holyland are turning into one of...

HMO regulation ‘a mess’ says Bristol as it points finger at...

Bristol councillors have expressed their frustration at being unable to regulate the city’s rapidly growing HMOs, which now number 14,000 - a...

Westminster prepares huge PRS shake-up for landlords and properties

Westminster City Council has launched a raft of new measures in a bid to shake up its huge private rented sector.