Stamp out slum landlords!

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Stamp out slum landlords! previous nextHousing MarketStamp out slum landlords!The Negotiator20th August 20160778 Views A new report from Multi-Let UK, an HMO investment and management company, states that 70 per cent of HMO investors want the authorities to crack down on HMO landlords who are abusing the law; 52 per cent want local councils to make more inspections to identify HMOs that are not up to standard and 73 per cent believe that slum landlords are giving HMOs a poor reputation.Findings from the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), show that private landlords are taking £5.6bn in rent on homes that ‘don’t meet legal standards’ and 740,000 families are living in homes that present a severe threat to the occupants’ health; while Shelter says that 250,000 people live in accommodation that is unfit for human habitation, or where the landlord exploits or harasses them.Figures from the Residential Landlords Association show that 2,006 landlords were convicted between 2007-2015, with the average fine standing at £1,500. Daniel Hill, MD of Multi- Let UK said, “In many areas there are HMO landlords providing poor quality accommodation which fails to meet the statutory requirements, putting tenants’ wellbeing and potentially lives at risk.“The good news is that the majority of HMO landlords are taking a proactive approach and there is a lot of support available from specialist management firms that will relieve the burden of managing multiple occupancy properties.”HMO landlords Multi-Let UK report slum housing slum landlords August 20, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more