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Landlords: Do you need a property licence?

Landlords: Do you need a property licence?

Published 6 March 2006
Type(s) Manuals leaflets and booklets
Site Housing
Product code 05HD03398/landlord
Price Free

Summary

Mandatory licensing for HMO landlords aims to raise standards of accommodation in the private rented sector.

HMOs provide essential affordable housing for many tenants who need it. HMO licensing is intended to ensure that all these properties enjoy a decent minimum standard of management. Raising standards of management will benefit tenants and the wider community as well as landlords who already manage their properties well.

Collectively, badly managed properties can drive down values in an area, which many landlords find frustrating.

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