Landlords of HMOs (House of Multiple Occupations) must ensure that they are aware of the obligations placed upon them by their licence and the Housing Health and Ratings System. Failure to do so can result in hefty fines.
Councils will give landlords warnings of any breaches that they find when inspecting properties but if issues are not resolved councils will not hesitate to take action to protect tenants that are being put at risk.
Questions around HMOs?
The Landlord and Tenant team at Dutton Gregory Solicitors is always on hand to help. Just contact us by:
Phone: 01962 844 333
A buy-to-let landlord in South Ockendon has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 after failing to provide acceptable living conditions for his tenants.