License to thrill – new changes to HMO licensing are worth getting excited about

The government is extending mandatory licensing for houses in multiple occupation so 870,000 additional private tenants have extra protection from rogue landlords, including through minimum space standards. It is also consulting on further changes to improve the level of protection they get. While these are positive steps in their own right, the indication that the government continues to recognise the need for reform in the PRS is also hugely encouraging.

Tweaking HMO licensing regulation doesn’t exactly sound like the sort … Read more