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The Chief Inspector for Neighbourhoods in the Royal Borough of Greenwich has named HMOs amongst the top priorities for his officers!This is what he tweeted:If you are an HMO landlord in Greenwich, then London Property Licensing is a useful resource.Find out about licensing of HMOs in Greenwich
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Perhaps he should learn to count first, or isn't that required in the modern Police "service", I make that four areas NOT three. What a plonker.
I noticed that. It made me chuckle!
Good luck to the council detecting 3 bed properties that have three unrelated sharers.
I'd like to see them prove that 2 of the 3 aren't in a relationship.
Will the council man be attending in the early morning to check one of the beds is cold! ?
Additional licensing is stupid and will be ignored by LL.
Councils have no way of disproving that 3 sharers aren't in a relationship with each other.
So there will never be a situation where there are 3 unrelated sharers.
Additional licensing is such a stupid scheme it should be abandoned.
They should concentrate on the new mandatory licensing. .
Additional licensing won't achieve a single thing.
It is just a money grabbing exercise which any LL could easily avoid
If they tried it in my area all my 2 bed flats which had 4 occupiers would all be in a relationship even if in the same room they used separate beds
How would the council ever know what the domestic status is.
The partners could have had a bust up overnight and are no longer partners and then they make up and are partners again.
I have recently had this situation occur with some tenants of mine.
Do councils really believe LL are going to admit to 3 unrelated sharers to then be clobbered for a stupid licensing fee?
Councils really are worthy of derision with these stupid additional licensing scheme.
Practically every flat in B Stortford has 3 or more unrelated sharers.
Very few of the LL would be stupid enough to register for additional licensing
If there was any scheme more likely for the council to perceived with derision it is an additional licensing scheme.
Good for him? As far as I can see it has nothing to do with HMOs in what we think of HMOs.
He is cracking down on modern day slavery - i.e. lots of people crammed into a property to sleep and put to work during the day by gangmasters.
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3 unrelated sharers in a 3 bed or two bed property is modern day slavery! ?
Of course it is perfectly possible to have 6 unrelated occupiers by using the hotbedding facility.
This is what Pakistani and Indian immigrants did to afford to stay in the UK and were unfair competition to the local workforce who didn't engage in hot bedding.
I doubt councils will be able to detect this hotbedding situation
Councils would need to have records of passports etc and RTR details
It would be impossible for councils to link up data to detect unrelated sharers.
It is going to be hard enough detecting where there are more than 4 occupiers
Councils should concentrate on that and forget any licensing of any property with 4 or fewer unrelated sharers
Chill out dude - The tweet is from a police officer, not the council. And all the very best to the inspector in catching as many criminals involved with any of his triple list of 4 crimes; Including the Scumlords.
Scumlords is a rather emotive term.
Of course there must be LL out there that are not compliant with all regulations.
Of these should be discovered and policed or put out of business.
The problem though is that LL who are fully compliant are also lumped into such generic hate just because they are LL.
Good LL don't support bad ones.
The vast majority of the PRS comprises of good LL.