New rules relating to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) came into effect in England on 1 October 2018 without much fanfare and under the radar of many landlords. As a result of the new rules properties that did not require licencing previously may...
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There are an increasing number of legal requirements imposed on residential landlords. In the last five years there have been a number of changes and additions to the responsibilities and legal obligations landlords face whether they have one property or multiple properties. A basic understanding of these factors is crucial to ensure that you do not face action against you and have penalties imposed.
You may think that by using a letting agent the responsibility is with them, this is not the case landlords can be responsible for the agent’s mistakes as well as for the property itself. Below are some of the important areas that you need to be aware of.