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  • HMO & Multi-Lets

    Management regulations/pitfalls of R2R HMO



    Welcome to day 4 of "HMO Compliance Week" 2018.

    New legislation for HMOs comes into effect on the 1st October 2018 so we are counting down to that.

    To give the all-important detail on this topic, Property Tribes has teamed up with HMO legal expert David Smith of Anthony Gold Solicitors to create a raft of video content to educate HMO landlords as to their legal responsibilities.

    Today David gives a comprehensive understanding of management regulations, and what all landlords in England, including those who run non-licensable HMOs, have to be doing to ensure they do not open themselves up to fines and penalties:


    At the bottom of the thread, you can find a short video with David's views on Rent to Rent HMOs.

    Here is how the week is shaping up:

    Monday - Launch of HMO Week - overview of changes/how to find information

    Tuesday - Minimum room sizes/understanding licensing fees

    Wednesday - Mandatory licensing changes

    Thursday - Understanding management regulations/Rent to Rent HMO issues

    Friday - Who is responsible and when to apply for a licence/consequences of non-compliance

    The week is being powered by our legal partner, Anthony Gold Solicitors, where David Smith is a partner and Property Tribes would like to thank David for being our presenter.

    Please join us all this week for expert insight into being a compliant HMO landlord!

    SEE ALSO  -        HMO Management Documents and Compliance

    UP NEXT -            What is a Mini-Mo?
                
    DON'T MISS -      Consequences of HMO being run on BTL mortgage?

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    One big issue I have. If I already placed 5 tenants on a new annual contract before these rules came in place, before even hearing about them back in July, do I have to evict one of them immediately making them homeless or is there some flexibility on this?

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    No there is no flexibility. You need to apply for a licence or ask a tenant to leave. You will probably not be able to evict them. You may be able to ask the local authority for a Temporary Exemption Notice but as the information about the changes has been available for several months I doubt they will agree to do so.

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    David Smith
    Landlord & Tenant Solicitor
    Anthony Gold Solicitors

    Find me on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/dsnsmith

    All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my firm. No comment made should be taken as legal advice and you should consult a solicitor or other legal professional for advice on your specific situation.

    Got my HMO licence with no problem, even after explaining I already have 5 tenants so you were wrong to cast doubt on temporary exemption notices. Manchester City Council were cool with it and pretty understanding.

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    I'm applying for a licence but just worried they'll fine me anyway because I had an extra tenant in there, I only found out about this 2 months ago.

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    A perfect example of a Rent to Rent situation gone wrong, reproduced with kind permission of John Kidman.



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