Tag Archives: House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Landlord fined for reconnecting faulty boiler

A buy to let landlord was fined £17,000 ignored safety rules and left a family at risk by asking an unregistered fitter to reconnect a dangerous gas supply.

Overcrowded HMO landlord claimed he ran a hostel

Ten people were crammed in to an overcrowded house that did not even have a finished kitchen.

Landlords protest at HMO licensing plans

Landlord pressure group Say No to Article 4 is campaigning against plans to tighten up controls on shared housing in Worcester.

Budget 2013 and buy to let landlords

Buy to let landlords have found little to gain from Chancellor George Osborne’s tax neutral Budget 2013.

Tracking Down Professional Landlord Mortgages

First-time landlords generally have an easier time raising a mortgage to fund buying non-standard properties rental properties than professional landlords with larger property portfolios.

Student landlords voice concerns over planning moves

Landlords are concerned that a change in shared house licensing will limit the number of homes available for students at Worcester University.

Hundreds of Buy to Lets Unsafe To Live In

Nearly 600 homes were upgraded last year after complaints about poor standards from tenants to Westminster City Council.

Tax man in unfair crackdown on landlords

The tax man is cutting corners in a crackdown on landlords and unfairly pursuing those who have properly declared their tax, claims an accountant.

HMO landlords fined for flouting fire safety

Shared house landlords must pay more than £5,000 in fines and costs for flouting fire safety laws in a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

Third HMO licensing fine for rogue letting agent

Letting agent Mohammed Khubaib has to pay fines and costs of more than £4,000 after facing magistrates for the third time for running a shared house without a licence.