Tighter regulations for HMO landlords


New regulations have come into force which state that a landlord requires a licence to let a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO).

As a rule of thumb, a property is classed as an HMO if it’s inhabited by people who are unrelated and share facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms.

If you’re a landlord, be aware that even if you previously let an unlicensed HMO, the regulatory changes may mean you need a licence now.

The outcome of this new legislation is beginning to surface, as rogue landlords continue to be identified, fined and prosecuted which is positive news for tenants and the industry as a whole.

Please call or visit our offices to discuss your HMO, should you have any questions regarding licensing and landlord compliance.

Martin Ransom is Office Manager at Pace, an independent Southend on Sea Letting Agent.

With nearly 25 years experience in the property industry, Martin is well placed in his role as Branch Manager for Pace.

After joining the business in 2010 Martin took it upon himself to foster excellent customer service among the team and this continues to position Pace as a leader in its field today.

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