Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?
Licensing for all HMOs was introduced from October 2000 to try and improve standards in the sector, in terms of both physical accommodation and the management of tenancy issues.
However, many landlords are risking heavy fines and even putting their tenants safety at risk by operating an HMO without having the correct licence. With mandatory licensing of certain larger HMOs having been introduced across England & Wales since April 2006, smaller HMOs and single family properties may also need licensing under the myriad of selective and additional licensing schemes being set up by Councils across the country.
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