A great interview with Serena Thompson, HMO Landlady at the recent Landlord Law Conference from Property Tribes. Here is the link referred to in the video: Serena’s book
[In view of the snow, Ben Reeve Lewis has abandoned his Hawaiian shirt for a pair of slippers...] Snow is on the way to London as I write and I am like a kid at Xmas. I love snow, I love the look of it and even the chaos it brings with it. I got so excited at theContinue Reading
Prosecutions of landlords and agents who failed to comply with various housing laws. Some of the fines are light others are substantial.Continue Reading
Following on from this morning’s blog post on licenses, I have recieved the following blog clinc post from Robert: Hi. I’ve read with interest (and thanks) Tessa’s blogs on “leave versus licence” and have a (perhaps obvious) follow on question: If I own an HMO with, say, 5 rooms let to separate individuals, can IContinue Reading
A day in the life of TRO Ben Reeve Lewis. The Case of the Devious TRO Explanation: Tenancy Relations Officers (TRO) work for local council’s providing advice on landlord tenant law and investigating allegations of harassment and Illegal Eviction and prosecuting landlords. All names are false but the stories are true. We have a lotContinue Reading
It is important to know whether you have an HMO or not. There are some rather important consequences. For example: All HMO landlords have to comply with the special management regulations (and can be prosecuted and fined if they don’t), and the property may need to be licensed. The rules on HMOs changed in 2006Continue Reading
HMO Licensing in Oxford Oxford City Council looks to be the first local authority to introduce blanket licensing for HMOs in its area, under new powers granted in April. The new scheme will apply to every HMO in the city (apart from a few self contained flats) and will come into force on 25 October.Continue Reading
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