Tenant Abandons – Who is liable for council tax?

Tenant Abandons – Who is liable for council tax?

IMPORTANT: For England, this article refers to old law and this article should now be read. In addition, the Oyston case referred to below has been overruled by CT v Horsham District Council (HB) [2013] UKUT 617 (AAC). The hierarchy of liability Liability is...

Lacors Fire Safety Guidance

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)For shared accommodation or converted blocks of flats, see the useful LACORS guidance on fire safety in let property. They have also issued some clarification notes in respect of the guidance...

Minimum Standards of Licensable Property (NOT s.257 HMO)

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)This article only applies to shared properties that require a licence. This article does not apply to a section 257 HMO (certain converted blocks of flats) Section 65(1) of the Housing Act 2004...

Management of HMO Regulations 2006

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)These regulations create obligations for landlords and occupiers where the property is an HMO (essentially, any property with more than 2 unrelated people sharing or certain converted blocks of...

Does my HMO require a licence?

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)There are three types of licensing that is possible. Mandatory Licensing Section 55 Housing Act 2004 allows HMOs to require a mandatory licence if they fall within a prescribed description. The...

What is an HMO?

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)There are several types of HMO. The definition of HMO is contained in sections 254 and 257 of the Housing Act 2004. An HMO can be a whole building or a part of a building (for example a block...

Trespasser Possession Procedure

Introduction Before using this procedure, you should check by reading the other parts of this section that the occupier is truly a trespasser. In addition some form of notice before proceedings are commenced should have been served on the occupiers explaining you...
Interim Possession Order (rarely used)

Interim Possession Order (rarely used)

An interim possession order will rarely be used. It is rather complicated and has strict requirements. In most cases the normal trespassing procedure will be used. This section only deals with the IPO and this procedure should only be used in the simplest of cases....
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