Friday, 28 October 2016

New Changes To HMO Licensing

The government is extending mandatory licensing for houses in multiple occupation so 870,000 additional private tenants have extra protection from rogue landlords, including through minimum space standards. It is also consulting on further changes to improve the level of protection they get. The announcement last week that the government is consulting on a swathe of changes to mandatory licensing is worth getting excited about. Not only do the proposals stand to give almost a million more tenants the protection of living in a licensed property, they are also likely to enhance the quality of that protection with new space standards and a raft of other proposals. Read more on the Shelter blog.

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