Local authorities unaware of HMO licensing changes claims National Landlords Association
Richard Lambert, CEO of the National Landlords Association has claimed that a number of the association’s members have been in touch to say that upon contacting their local authority to apply for HMO licences, the authority staff either have no knowledge of the changes or don’t have systems in place to process the applications.
Under present licensing arrangements, properties shared by five or more people living in two or more households require a licence if they are three or more stories high. From next Monday however, properties must be registered as HMOs regardless of how many storeys there are. An exemption exists for purpose-built flats in blocks with three or more self-contained flats.
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