Haringey landlords throughout the borough who’ve didn’t license their homes in a number of occupation (HMO) have been issued with fines amounting to £207,500.
So far, 59 warnings have been given to landlords who’ve rented out their unlicensed HMO property to a minimum of three people who find themselves not from the identical family however share amenities like a rest room and kitchen. 43 of those notices resulted into fines.
Haringey Council have been in a position to goal landlords who don’t fulfil their authorized duties. With using Civil Penalty Notices (CPN), this helps strengthen the personal rented sector and defend residents within the borough.
Landlords who hire their HMO’s and not using a licence will not be solely susceptible to receiving a CPN from the council however might be instructed to pay again hire to tenants.
Cllr Sarah Williams, Cupboard Member for Housing Companies, Personal Renters and Planning, stated, “We are going to do every thing in our energy to guard our residents within the personal rented sector in Haringey. Our HMO licensing scheme supplies us with a fair higher platform to do that.
“While we proceed this journey to enhance housing requirements throughout the borough, we are going to battle for renters’ rights and guarantee residents throughout Haringey stay in properties which might be nicely managed, of fine high quality and most of all, secure.
“As proven with this case, landlords who fail to conform will face robust enforcement motion. Rogue landlords won’t be tolerated in Haringey.”