Licensing is to be compulsory for HMOs with 5 or more residents by a new statutory instrument. This amends the Housing Act of 2004, though not until October 2018.
Registration of HMOs is something The Leamington Society has fought long and hard to achieve.
NORA’s Chairman, (National Organisation of Residents Associations)Chairman, speaking at last year’s AGM said
“Perhaps the most important events in 2016 for NORA have been the Government’s proposal to extend licensing to all HMOs and a programme of banning and fining rogue landlords, both measures that NORA. has pressed on the Department of Communities and Local Government planners as essential moves to control rogue landlords.”