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  • HMO & Multi-Lets

    Letting agency and HMO issue

    If a letting agency rents a property on a room by room basis as a HMO for the landlord, and the property doesn’t have a HMO license who gets in trouble the letting agency or the landlord?

    In this instance, the landlord is managing the property,  not the letting agency. The letting agency just found the tenants and organised the contracts...

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    Depending on who is named as landlord on tenancies.  Owner ain't always the landlord.

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    The owner will always have a liability as the ultimate beneficiary of the rent.  This is something that has tripped up many landlords who have agreed to rent-to-rent schemes, thinking they can walk away from the problem.  They can't, which is one reason we do not recommend our landlords enter these agreements without solicitor agreed contracts to limit the vicarious liability.

    We are in the process of taking over management of an 8 bed house that was operating as an unauthorised and unlicensed HMO, and had been for 3 years before the Council found out.  The landlord was unaware of either the fact is was an HMO or what that meant for him. 

    The R2R company immediately went into liquidation leaving the owner (and their idiotic managing agent who allowed this to happen) with a total bill of £91k including solicitors costs, rent return orders, Council costs and fines.  It is doubly galling as the woman running the R2R deal had done this before.

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    Andrew McCausland

    Hamilton Square Estates Ltd

    Wirral Property Group Ltd

    Sourcing and renovating investment property since 1994


    If the property is being rented out as a licensable HMO without a licence and/or there are breaches of the HMO Management Regulations, the offence will be committed by the landlord and any agent acting on their behalf.

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    Richard Tacagni MCIEH CEnvH

    Managing Director

    London Property Licensing

    Email: Richard@londonpropertylicensing.co.uk

    www.londonpropertylicensing.co.uk

    This information is intended as general advice and guidance. It is not legal advice and should not be taken or relied upon as such. No liability can be accepted for any reliance on the information published in this response. You may wish to obtain independent legal advice.