No tolerance for HMO failings with huge fines issued

PUBLISHED: 14th Jul 2023

Two separate investigations in Camden and Mansfield involving unlicensed Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) led to sanctions for landlords and agents. West Northamptonshire is the latest council to announce a crackdown on unregulated and poorly managed properties.

Serious fire safety failings

In July 2023 Camden Council brought charges under the Housing Act 2004 and the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 after inspectors discovered partitions had been used to create two extra bedrooms without adequate fire escape routes, fire detection or fire-resistant doors.

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