Tag Archives: Shared Houses

Landlord lobby kicks off online HMO protest HMO's & Student Lets

Landlord lobbyists have launched an online toolkit to help property investors protest against councils proposing to take on extra powers to control shared homes.

The Residential Landlords Association has put together information about the 15 councils bidding to take on the extra powers so landlords can mount a concerted effort against the proposals. Continue reading Landlord lobby kicks off online HMO protest


Slum landlords cash in on homeless by renting sheds with a bed Latest Articles

Renting a shed with a bed to illegal immigrants is the latest money making idea from crooked landlords.

Slough Council has uncovered 2,500 garden sheds, outhouses and lean-to’s converted in to squalid living space in a continuing battle against the problem. Continue reading Slum landlords cash in on homeless by renting sheds with a bed


Revealed – the councils taking on extra HMO powers HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles

Student landlords looking to expand their portfolios need to move quickly in many towns and cities to avoid new rules that require shared houses to apply for planning permission.

Currently, a house in multiple occupation (HMO) investor can start letting to tenants without any licences or permissions, providing the house is less than three floors and is home to no more than four separate singles or couples. Continue reading Revealed – the councils taking on extra HMO powers


Running a buy to let property – Landlord law FAQ Cautionary Tales, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Landlords are often fined huge sums in court for failing to maintain their properties.  Some deserve their fines but many others are confused by the law and rely on advice from letting agents and other property professionals who may not know much better themselves. 

This troubleshooting guide for buy to let landlords answers many of the most common questions: Continue reading Running a buy to let property – Landlord law FAQ


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