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KEYWORD "HMO" - 100 RESULTS
Landlord ordered to pay £45,000 for letting unlicensed properties

A council has prosecuted a landlord for letting two HMOs without a licence and failing to comply with HMO Management Regulations.Mohammed...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Licensing scheme fees based on landlords’ past performance

A London council is consulting on another controversial landlord licensing scheme. Barking and Dagenham council’s existing Selective Licensing Scheme has been applied to...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offers free “fundamental training” for private landlords

A council says it’s offering “fundamental training” to private landlords via an online day-long course on March 8. The training covers pre-tenancy...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lower-rate Green Mortgage deals offered to landlords

Buy to let specialist lender Paragon Bank has introduced offers on its two-year fixed rate BTL mortgages, including its lowest rate...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two landlords with dangerous properties fined thousands

Renting out dangerous properties in Cardiff has cost two landlords thousands of pounds. Rowshanara Begum has been fined £20,000 at Cardiff Magistrates'...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council slaps two Civil Penalty Notices on landlord after winning appeal

A council has won an appeal concerning two Civil Penalty Notices imposed on a landlord. The landlords had been issued two fines...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords rebel against Labour council £1,800 licence fee

Bristol’s controversial Labour council is extending previous licensing schemes to other parts of the city at some £1,800 HMO per licence...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show returns at Olympia London, Wednesday 6th March 2024...

Calling all landlords, Investors and property professionals: National Landlord Investment Show returns to Olympia London on 6th March for its first...

12 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Five figure fine for landlord’s HMO bin, garden and fire breaches

A landlord has been fined a total of £10,000 for breaching regulations when renting HMOs to vulnerable residents, as a supported...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Panic U-turn on HMO regulation changes for asylum seekers

The government has overturned its policy to relax HMO regulations on private rental properties used by asylum seekers. The policy had previously been...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Shamplina and Talk TV star to lead investment show events

The National Landlord Investment Show returns to Olympia London on March 6 for its first show of the 2024 calendar. Now in...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let lender offers new green mortgage products to landlords

Buy To Let lender Paragon Bank has added five-year fixed-rate ‘green’ products to its range of BTL mortgages. Rates start at 4.89...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mental Health in the Rental Sector – Are We Doing Enough?

One might immediately answer 'no' to this question, but does the HMO property industry possess adequate understanding of this delicate subject...

03 February 2024

From: The Big Issues

Controversial council threatens series of new licensing regimes

New additional and selective licensing schemes are to be considered by the controversial Bristol city council. The council’s Labour Mayor - Marvin...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Red Tape: landlord fined for not providing paperwork to council

A landlord who failed to provide a council with information about one of his properties when served notices requiring him to...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council Warns Landlords - big crackdown is coming this year!

A council is warning landlords of HMOs that they must meet all of their legal responsibilities ahead of a crackdown on...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lender launches new range to target more landlords

A range of specialist buy to let mortgage products covering multi-occupancy properties, mixed-use or part-commercial properties, and expat investors, has been...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Another council raising revenue through licensing scheme

Warwick council is the latest to launch an Additional Licensing Scheme - it came into force just before last weekend. The district...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Banning order victory for council after landlord appeal

Newham council in London has won what it calls a landmark case against a convicted rogue landlord. The court has dismissed the...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Daylight Robbery? Council’s 60 per cent rise in fees on landlords

Landlords who fail to ensure their private rented homes meet required standards face massively increased charges from a council. Bath & North...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building society scraps mortgage application fees for landlords

The Penrith Building Society has scrapped mortgage application fees for all buy to let and residential  products, including further advances, until...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

BTL Mortgage Rates slashed by prominent specialist lender

One of the UK’s best known platforms for mortgages has significantly reduced its Buy To Let rates. Starting from 3.79 per cent,...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords overwhelmingly back Airbnb clampdown - council’s claim

A local authority in a tourist hotspot claims that local landlords have “overwhelmingly” backed a move to clampdown on Airbnbs and...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

HMO licensing scheme is “a step forward” claims council

An additional licensing scheme for HMOs has come into effect in a London borough.  The new scheme will cover properties in Greenwich which...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords upbeat about 2024 prospects despite huge challenges

Some 74 per cent of buy to let landlords are optimistic about the property market in the next 12 months, it’s...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax and Energy Efficiency tips dominate agent’s advice to landlords

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help tnavigate legislative...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches nil-fee five-year BTL fixed-rate mortgages

Paragon Bank has launched new five-year fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages with nil product fees. Rates start at 5.80 per cent and there is...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Banning Order and call for people to watch out for rogue landlord

A council has secured a banning order against a landlord, taking effect almost immediately. The order is against Grzegorz Surminski, a landlord...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue Landlord hit with huge Rent Repayment Order

A landlord in London has been ordered to refund 12 months’ rent to tenants after failing to license their HMO. The fine...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand for HMO landlords to do more to boost recycling

A recycling company says landlords should do more to encouraging HMO tenants to boost recycling. The firm - First Mile - suggests...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

A Comprehensive Guide to HMO Mortgages

Property investment is a dynamic and diverse field, offering numerous opportunities for investors to grow their wealth. At Mortgage Scout, we...

02 December 2023

From: Agent Advice

Council says ‘good landlords’ can have cheaper, longer licences

A council statement announcing a complex new licensing regime for the local private rental sector claims “landlords and agents who are...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

London borough HMO licensing scheme goes out to consultation

Residents across part of London are invited to give their thoughts on yet another new rental licensing scheme. This is a new...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO license failure leads to five figure fine for landlord

A landlord has been hit with an £11,800 fine for operating an HMO without a licence. Stoke-on-Trent council launched an investigation into...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO anti-litter campaign used to identify unlicensed rental properties

A council is running a pilot project to manage litter issues associated with HMOs. All homes in parts of Coventry were given...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

London landlords hold tight grip on HMOs

Owners of London HMOs rarely put them up for sale, meaning investors likely need to convert a residential home into an...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Half a million fine for HMO landlord who put tenants at risk

A landlord and a property management company have been found guilty of putting tenants at risk after a council probe. Kensington and...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb sub-letting call explodes into national media controversy

An Airbnb survey first reported last week on Landlord Today has exploded into a national newspaper controversy. Airbnb claims that almost 80...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Enforcement Notice blunder leads to landlord court appearance

A landlord who repeatedly failed to comply with a Planning Enforcement Notice has received a hefty fine. Sultan Mahmood, of Woking, was...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal info and regulation updates provided at new landlord forums

Two new forums for landlords and others serving the private rental sector are being held this month. The North Yorkshire council initiative...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Asylum seekers and HMOs - legal challenge to rules relaxation

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health gas come out in support of a legal challenge to the government’s draft regulations exempting...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Student lettings under pressure thanks to Renters Reform Bill

A rent guarantor service says the recent Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill has intensified scrutiny on the challenges faced...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO Council Tax breakthrough 'may not save landlords money'

The breakthrough on council tax and HMOs, announced just before the weekend, may not be all that it seems. That’s the view...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Student rent rises should be capped, urges housing analyst

A housing analyst says student rent increases should be capped in the same way as social housing rents are. Rory Hughes, writing...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council Tax victory for landlords of HMOs

Renters in shared housing stand to save up to £1,000 - and the National Residential Landlords Association says it is the...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Interactive map for landlords to check if they must apply for licence

A council’s new selective property licensing scheme for rented properties will be live and open for applications from Wednesday November 1. Ilford...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Abusive landlord prosecuted for obstructing council officers

An unnamed landlord with a large portfolio of homes has been prosecuted by Portsmouth council for obstructing officers in carrying out...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned about end of HMO licensing ‘grace period’

HMO landlords in Portsmouth are being urged to apply for a new licence before the grace period ends on December 1. Additional...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Sentencing next year for landlord who controlled illegal HMOs

A landlord has been found guilty of operating eight unlicensed HMOs and a range of breaches of the HMO Management Regulations. Northampton...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on HMOs - another consultation process underway

A prominent north of England council has launched a six-week public consultation on proposals to tighten the planning rules around converting...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Some 700 HMOs will soon be subject to licensing regime

Warwick council is the latest to introduce an Additional Licensing Scheme for HMOs. The district wide scheme will start on January 18...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Supply Shortage Reinforces Need for Regulation Re-think

This is back-to-school season and for the majority of university students who choose to move away from their family home during...

07 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

Whopping £30,000 fine confirmed for rogue landlord’s HMO activities

A rogue landlord and his company have been found guilty of failing to licence an HMO and breaches of management regulations. Broadland...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO licensing regime coming to an end - for now

The Additional Licensing HMO scheme in the Bath and North East Somerset area ends on New Year’s Eve.  The scheme covers around...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Four rogue landlords prosecuted by council in three days

A council has prosecuted four landlords in three days, with convictions secured for seven offences. Harold Mews Management Ltd of Margate was...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Compliance for Landlords - Crash Course to be held this week

Next weekend sees a crash course event for landlords to bring them up to date with the 160 pieces of legislation...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord ignores Banning Order - now awaiting sentence

A council has prosecuted a landlord for a second time, for multiple offences.  The offences concerned a tenanted caravan that had been...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New Buy To Let mortgage is lender’s lowest rate for a year

Paragon Bank has announced a 4.69 per cent five-year fixed-rate buy to let mortgage, marking the lender’s lowest rate for this...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Several new BTL mortgage products launched to market

The Mortgage Lender has two new buy-to-let products. These include a standard two-year fixed, with an initial rate of 4.69 per cent...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlicensed HMOs produce £200k windfall for London council

Haringey council has got a £200,000 windfall from landlords of unlicensed HMOs. And now it’s set to get even more. Councillors are to...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Yet more London council landlord licensing on the cards

A London council is looking to introduce new licensing for landlords. Currently Wandsworth council operates mandatory licensing for HMOs with five or...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Do HMOs Still Stack Up As An Investment?

Over the last 15 years, the HMO market has been transformed.  Back in the ‘90s, multi-lets were mainly student housing or cheap...

16 September 2023

From: Agent Advice

Tougher powers over HMOs to be subject of autumn consultation

A northern council is considering tightening the planning rules around converting properties into HMOs. A report to Burnley council’s executive recommends removing...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Consultation starts on ban for HMOs to become Airbnbs

A six week consultation is now underway as a council bids to stop HMOs being used as Airbnb or other short...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Lowest mortgage rates for landlords are tied to good EPC ratings

Paragon Bank is the latest to reduce mortgage rates for landlords. It’s cut rates across 22 buy-to-let mortgage products, with fixed deals...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory council claims boost in tackling “criminal HMO landlords”

More than 300 landlords have applied for a new licence brought in this summer by Tory controlled Kensington and Chelsea council...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of fining HMO landlords over £200,000

Landlords across just one London borough who failed to license HMOs have been issued with fines amounting to £207,500. To date, 59...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord must pay over £27k for safety failings in HMO

A rogue landlord has been fined £27,460 for putting residents at risk by failing to maintain a property. Flintshire County Council brought...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Council tells landlords to apply for new licenses from this week

A council is warning HMO landlords to apply for a licence ahead of a new regime starting this week. From September 1...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Which Student Areas Have The Biggest Shortage of Properties?

While there has been a shortage of all types of rental accommodation across the UK for several years now, the student...

26 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Landlords pay £20,000 for property management failings

A council has issued financial penalties of over £20,000 to landlords failing to manage their properties.   Three of the four cases...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlords forced to go on ‘recognised landlord training’

A trio of Cambridge landlords have been fined more than £8,000 between them, after three separate HMOs were found to be...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Council admits taking “really hard line” on HMOs

A council is boasting that it’s taking a "really hard line” over HMO regulation. New rules in Blackburn with Darwen prevent family...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord who crammed 40 people into house is banned

A criminal businessman has been given a London council’s first ever landlord banning order. Property dealer Jaydipkumar Rameshchandra Valand, who lives in...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

MP blames Tories for spread of ‘scary’ HMOs

An MP says owner occupiers are “scared, unable to sleep at night, worried about their safety and even concerned about whether...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO landlord in court after Gangmasters investigation

A landlord responsible for the management of an HMO has been fined a total of £5,000. The penalties were imposed by Boston...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Crunch meeting tomorrow to decide on HMO licensing scheme

Councillors in Warwick look set to decide tomorrow whether to implement an additional licensing scheme for some HMOs.  Following a public consultation...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords selling up?

The challenges facing the property market right now are well reported; from rising interest rates pushing up mortgage payments to a...

03 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Yet More Landlord Licensing: another council ponders controls

Landlords providing accommodation on the Wirral are likely to get further licensing as a new consultation goes ahead.  The proposals suggest continuing...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Bumper £68,000 fines for HMO landlord and his company

Mulberry Real Estate Ltd, and its director, David Bryant, who are landlords of properties in Cardiff, have been fined for a...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove approves one of UK’s largest landlord licensing schemes

Southwark’s Labour council has won the backing of Housing Secretary Michael Gove for one of the largest private landlord licensing schemes...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Police at centre of crackdown on Illegal HMOs

Illicit HMOs have been targeted in a bid to improve housing standards and make communities safer. North Northamptonshire council joined forces with...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of prosecutions of rogue landlords

A council has issued a statement boasting of its record prosecuting rogue landlords. Somerset council says it has successfully prosecuted a Taunton...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord in court with three property firms over HMO safety

A landlord and three property management companies have been fined approaching £80,000 for health and safety failings. Mohammed Ali Abbas Rasool, Cadogan...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord refuses to identify himself - and gets hit with huge fine

A landlord has been ordered to pay over £44,000 after a court found him guilty of a serious housing offence. Giuseppe Sutera,...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Ten Tips for landlords to avoid making insurance claims

Having insurance is a sensible way to protect yourself as a landlord against the financial cost of damage or liability claims....

01 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Sub-standard HMO costs landlord five figure sum after council action

A private landlord in Mansfield has been ordered to pay a £17,000 penalty after renting out sub-standard accommodation. The unnamed landlord, investigated...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Council’s Rogue Landlord Project claims another scalp

Rogue landlord Hazmar Fauz of Welwyn in Hertfordshire has been given a hefty fine of over £15,000 for a series of...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine of £40,000 for landlord who put tenants at risk

A landlord and his property company have been ordered to pay a total of £40,000 in fines after a council says...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Almost 50% off licensing cost in council’s early-bird offer

One of London’s most aggressive landlord licensing regimes says it has an early-bird offer running until July 14. Landlords applying for Newham...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Big new London licensing regime gets the green light

A new borough-wide additional licensing regime has been given the go ahead in part of London. Redbridge council’s scheme has extended licensing...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists take aim at holiday home owners in tourist areas

The Generation Rent activist group claims holiday homes are eroding the supply of available properties in key tourist areas.  It claims 80...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Council pre-judges consultation saying licensing will improve renting

A council has gone out to formal consultation on a licensing scheme - but appears to have pre-judges the outcome. It says...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Investment Show “a beacon of support for landlords”

The National Landlord Investment Show’s summer spectacular takes place in London on July 4. A statement from the organisers says: “With the...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords guide to making the right decisions in 2023

This year is set to bring sweeping rental reforms that will change the face of lettings forever. Landlords should be following...

02 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

HMO unlicensed for years - hefty fine imposed on landlord

An unnamed landlord has been fined more than £3,500 after an HMO in Cambridge was found to have been unlicensed. After receiving...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Dawn raid on rogue landlord HMO after residents’ tip off

Council enforcement officers found 11 people crammed inside a three-bed semi in London following a tip-off from eagled-eyed residents. Brent council officers...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

HMOs to require planning consent across parts of busy city

A consultation has been launched on changes to planning policy for HMOs in Exeter. The city council has a restriction in place...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Beware of incompetent letting agents - new warning to landlords

Landlords are urged to be cautious and do extensive research before signing up to a letting agent in the face of...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Renters Reform Bill Disrupt the Student Accommodation Market?

2023 could be a landmark year for the private rented sector if Michael Gove succeeds in his pursuit of reforming the...

13 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

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