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 […]

A Government-commissioned review into selective licensing has backed the creation of a national landlord register. Currently, certain designated areas require landlords to obtain a property license and failing to do so can result in a fine of up to £30,000 or prosecution in which the court could impose an unlimited fine. Tenant can also apply […]