Houses in Multiple Occupation (‘HMO’) require licensing under Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004. Mandatory HMO licensing applies to any HMO which is let to 5 or more people that are from 2 or more households (families). Some councils also require other HMO’s to be licensed. Some councils require all private landlords to get a […]

Many will be familiar with a landlords s.11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 repairing obligations landlords have. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. In determining whether a house or dwelling is unfit for human habitation regard will be given to: repair, stability, freedom from damp, […]