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Hackney Council takes legal action against HMO landlords

Following the introduction of new HMO licences in Hackney, east London, the local council has taken legal action against four landlords for breaching conditions of the new HMO licences.

The town hall brought in a policy in October requiring owners of HMO’s in the borough to get a licence.

According to Hackney Council, there are about  4,000 HMOs in the borough that require a licence.


The recently introduced HMO licensing scheme is part of the Better Renting campaign that targets unscrupulous landlords, and some of the serious cases have now led to legal action. 

A selective licensing scheme was also introduced for landlords renting out any property in what has been identified as the most problematic areas locally, including, Brownswood, Cazenove and Stoke Newington wards. 

Cllr Sem Moema, mayoral advisor for private renting and housing affordability, commented: "Property licensing is a key part of our crackdown on rogue landlords, and means renters who are most likely to experience hazards and poor treatment can finally get the protection they deserve."


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    The hypocrisy of this is dumbfounding. Hackney council’s properties are in such a bad state, completely mis-managed and some in total disrepair. But they think it’s ok to ask £950 + related costs from private landlords with newly built properties? The way licensing has been implemented is disgraceful. Shame on you local councillors and national government!


    blame the tories--i do

    corruption is still rife in hackney?

    sam yeboah?

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