Overcrowding & Room Sizes

Introduction In particular with the introduction of licencing, the size of bedrooms can matter. Sometimes a local authority can limit the number of occupiers depending on the room sizes or in rare cases can state a room is not suitable for occupation at all. At the...
Four Court Cases Of HMO Criminal Offences

Four Court Cases Of HMO Criminal Offences

Overcrowded Shared house landlord Javeed Hossain crammed 10 tenants into a home licensed for six to safely live while ignoring fire safety measures. Magistrates at Uxbridge, Hillingdon, West London, fined him £11,000 for breaking house in multiple occupation licensing...
Council HMO Guidance Is Not The Law, Warns Tribunal

Council HMO Guidance Is Not The Law, Warns Tribunal

Councils can give landlords guidance over living standards considered reasonable for local houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) but cannot enforce them if they differ from the minimum set by law, according to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). The decision came out...