The government has just announced its intention to extend mandatory licensing to thousands more HMO's, in an effort to prevent so-called 'rogue landlords' from exploiting their tenants.

The new regime is expected to take effect in 2016 and individuals and organisations have been invited to submit their views to the government.

  1. Property size thresholds could be lowered or removed entirely.
  2. Exception for family lets could be revoked.
  3. Flats in mixed-use buildings and 'section 257′ blocks to be licenced.
  4. New minimum room size requirements to be introduced.

Will any of your properties be affected? the document is 19 pages and 5,000 words long, so we have summarised the key points for you. Read our article and find out how you can submit your views before the December 18 deadline.

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