Home Property More than £200,000 of fines have been issued to ‘rogue landlords’ who have unlicensed HMO’s

More than £200,000 of fines have been issued to ‘rogue landlords’ who have unlicensed HMO’s

by LLP Staff Reporter
29th Aug 23 2:01 pm

Haringey landlords across the borough who have failed to license their houses in multiple occupation (HMO) have been issued with fines amounting to £207,500.

To date, 59 warnings have been given to landlords who have rented out their unlicensed HMO property to at least three people who are not from the same household but share facilities like a bathroom and kitchen. 43 of these notices resulted into fines.

Haringey Council have been able to target landlords who do not fulfil their legal responsibilities. With the use of Civil Penalty Notices (CPN), this helps strengthen the private rented sector and protect residents in the borough.

Landlords who rent their HMO’s without a licence are not only at risk of receiving a CPN from the council but could be instructed to pay back rent to tenants.

Cllr Sarah Williams, Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Private Renters and Planning, said, “We will do everything in our power to protect our residents in the private rented sector in Haringey. Our HMO licensing scheme provides us with an even better platform to do this.

“Whilst we continue this journey to improve housing standards across the borough, we will fight for renters’ rights and ensure residents across Haringey live in homes that are well managed, of good quality and most of all, safe.

“As shown with this case, landlords who fail to comply will face tough enforcement action. Rogue landlords will not be tolerated in Haringey.”

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