9 July 2014

Local authorities are cracking down hard on landlords who own Houses in Multiple Occupation and who are ignoring the law on licensing.

The law, in force since April 2006, states that owners of houses of three or more storeys let out to five or more individuals forming at least two households, must obtain licences.

Now a Derby landlord faces prosecution for not having a licence, and 350 other suspected HMOs in the city are to be visited in a blitz by council officials

Local authorities are cracking down hard on landlords who own Houses in Multiple Occupation and who are ignoring the law on licensing.

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