Neighbourhood no-go zones for houses in multiple occupation are spawning some unholy alliances between former property letting adversaries to fight their local councils.
More and more councils are announcing ‘article 4’ declarations to let them take on tough controls to restrict new houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) from opening. Continue reading HMO no-go zones branded ‘social engineering’
The BBC has launched another story about substandard buy to let homes and ‘rogue landlords’ – but just who is covered by the tired old cliché?
The UK has about 3.5 million buy to let properties and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) that are let by private landlords. Continue reading BBC has a cheap bash at landlords yet again!
Thousands of shared house landlords in Oxford are the first in England to meet strict new selective licensing guidelines as the city council takes on new powers. Continue reading City landlords face first HMO selective licensing blitz
Councils protesting about a government U-turn over shared house planning laws have won the right to challenge the ruling in the High Court. Continue reading Councils take Shapps to court over HMO U-turn
Landlords have launched an online campaign against a council’s proposals to micromanage shared houses by introducing planning controls and extra licensing. Continue reading Landlords take HMO protest online
This is a story of how I will quadruple my gross annual rent in 2011 on a £120,000 property. Continue reading Guest Blog from Ann Ceresa of Suffolk – HMO Investor
Property investors find the complicated rules that govern licensing and planning for shared housing – legally termed a ‘house in multiple occupation’ or an ‘HMO’ – a nightmare to navigate. Continue reading HMO planning and selective licensing
Two more councils have joined the queue to crackdown on property investors letting shared houses. Continue reading More councils take on selective licensing for HMOs
An internal report from town hall advisers confirms consultation over extending house in multiple occupation (HMO) powers is a sham aimed at avoiding compensation claims.
The report – to councillors in Milton Keynes – suggests Housing Minister Grant Shapps is urging councils to take on controversial planning powers to curb the spread of shared houses in cities and seaside towns. Continue reading HMO consultation is a sham to avoid compensation claims
To get you started, the boys in the office came up with the following answers:
- Hugh Heffner to organise the party guests
- Aggie and Kim (off the TV program “How Clean Is Your House)
- Jamie Oliver to provide the party food
- Bob the Builder to fix it, so they don’t have to.