Tag Archives: House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Rogue’s gallery of filthy housing – but who’s to blame?

A disgusting gallery of filthy living conditions in private rented homes has been released by Reading Council to support a campaign for additional licensing of shared houses in the town.

Landlord jailed after jockeys die in HMO arson attack

Landlord Alan Foster was jailed for a year after a court heard how two teenage jockeys died in an arson attack after a drunken row.

Luton votes in licensing for all HMOs

Luton councillors are accused of running a sham house in multiple occupation (HMO) consultation and failing to answer the concerns of critics.

Second time in court for HMO landlord

Landlord Craig Parkin must pay £5,854 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to breaching safety standards at a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

Rents and yields set to rise for student landlords

Student landlords can expect to see rents and yields rise over the coming months as demand for beds outstrips supply.

HMO decision changes mandatory licensing rules

A landmark High Court case has changed the way the numbers of storeys in a block are counted to determine if the property is a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

Landlord has 8 HMOs closed after raids

Eight shambolic shared houses were closed down by a HMO task force after raids on properties owned by one landlord in the same town.

HMO landlord must repay £32,000 housing benefits

A landlord who illegally let rooms in unlicensed HMOs has been ordered to pay back £32,000 housing benefit a council paid him for giving homes to tenants.

HMO landlords fined for poorly managing rental homes

Two more landlords have faced the courts for poor standards and failing to licence houses in multiple occupation (HMO) as councils continue to crackdown on offenders.

Setting rents is easier with new official data

The mystical art of setting competitive rents has just been made a lot easier with new data about private lettings across England going online.