Tag: landlord licensing

HMO licensing shake-up

HMO licensing shake-up

Will you be hit by the changes to mandatory HMO licensing in England? We take a look at the changes and what they mean for you. In 2006, the government introduced the mandatory Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence in England and Wales. From October this year, the government is extending the scope of the … Continue reading HMO licensing shake-up

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, NLA Director of Policy and Practice Chris Norris, provides a timely reminder to landlords of the imminent changes to HMO licensing. The issue: Legislative changes to HMO licensing Summary The government is set to extend the scope of mandatory HMO licensing in England from October, requiring an extra 177,000 properties to be licensed. … Continue reading NLA in action

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, Chris Norris, NLA Director of Policy and Practice, tells us how the NLA has been influencing the debate around three key issues for landlords: right to rent; the Tenant Fees Bill; and selective licensing.   The issue: right to rent Summary The issue of the government’s regulations on right to rent, requiring landlords … Continue reading NLA in action

What’s so selective about this licensing?

Selective Licensing is a hot topic in East London.  Across London, we have seen a few examples of local authorities using this discretionary power and we thought we had escaped the worst. The London Borough of Newham had piloted a selective licensing scheme in a few streets of the borough comprising Little Ilford from 2009.  … Continue reading What’s so selective about this licensing?