Have your say on Camden’s landlord licensing scheme

08/03/2020 00:00

It’s not too late to have your say on Camden’s landlord licensing scheme

There’s less than a month left to have your say on Camden Council’s proposals to renew their additional HMO licensing scheme.

In 2015 Camden introduced a borough wide additional licensing scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). HMOs are shared homes, including house and flat shares, student homes, bedsits and some buildings converted into flats.

A recent review has shown that licensing has helped improve the quality and safety of homes for people living in the borough’s private rented sector.

Camden want tenants in the borough to have safe and decent homes and at the same, want to help landlords, managing and letting agents to provide a quality service and run a successful business.

Renewing the scheme will make sure they continue to make homes in the borough safe, well managed and well maintained as set out in their Camden Plan. They will also be able to continue to tackle rogue landlords who own or rent an HMO without a licence.

At the same time, Camden are seeking initial views on whether a selective licensing scheme should be introduced in the future to license all private rented accommodation, not only HMOs.

Take part in Camden’s survey

If you own or rent HMOs or other accommodation, or have an office in Camden and neighbouring boroughs of: Barnet; Brent; Westminster; Islington; Haringey and the City of London, we want to hear from you.

To find out more about the licensing scheme and to have your say on the consultation visit camden.gov.uk/hmoconsult by Sunday 8 March 2020. If you have property in Camden, you can check to see if your property needs an HMO licence on their website.

Help with the survey

If you are a landlord and need help with completing the survey contact our HMO licensing team on 020 7974 5969 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm).


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