Are new HMO rules practically unenforceable on the ground?

Government plans to crack down on rogue landlords through the expansion of mandatory HMO licensing look set to fall short – according to new figures from Simple Landlords Insurance. The changes will not only leave most criminal landlords outside of the licensing system, but will increase the administrative and cost […]

Councils struggling to enforce government’s HMO legislation

Government plans to protect tenants from poor living conditions through the expansion of mandatory HMO licensing look set to fall way short of their ambition. Figures obtained by Simple Landlords Insurance reveal the majority of local authorities don’t know how many unlicensed HMOs are in their area – let alone […]