Inconsistent planning policies for student landlords are making some cities no-go zones for property investors.
The problems arise from ‘article 4 directions’ for small shared rental properties – where three to five tenants share a house. Continue reading Student landlords face planning postcode lottery
As councils across the country ramp up their campaign against student landlords and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), the Residential Landlords Association and leading property solicitors claim tougher planning rules may not prove to be the answer to controlling shared homes.
The issue is a technical problem that may not be settled until a council rejects a planning application for a small HMO and the landlord takes the matter to appeal in front of a planning inspector. Continue reading HMO landlords wait for article 4 test case