Government reveals HMO and ‘rogue agent’ crackdown

first_imgHousing minister Alok Sharma is to proceed with plans to significantly widen HMO licensing in the UK, and has also published the range of criminal offences that will soon trigger letting agents and landlords being automatically banned from the sector.The new measures will introduce significant additional responsibilities for landlords, letting agents and property managers, and stiff penalties for those convicted of certain criminal offences.The HMO measures, which apply to England and are to be introduced in April 2018 – assuming parliamentary approval – will see some 160,000 additional properties brought into licensing.The proposals frame these as those housing five or more people from two or more separate ‘family groups’. This significantly widens the range of property types included within HMO regulations, which used to only include properties with three or more storeys. Now, apartments and smaller houses will have to be licensed if they fit the new criteria.Enough is enough and so I’m putting these rogue landlords on notice – shape up or ship out of the rental business.” Alok Sharma, Minister for HousingAlso, bedrooms offered by landlords and letting agents within HMOs will soon have to meet a new minimum size standard of 6.52 sq m if inhabited by one person, 10.22 sq m if lived in by two people and 4.64 sq m for a child of ten years old and under.The government has also published the list of criminal offences that can lead to landlords, letting agents and property managers being banned from the property rental sector.These will include serious offences such as theft, blackmail, handling stolen goods, harassment and stalking.“Every tenant has a right to a safe, secure and decent home,” says Alok Sharma. “But far too many are being exploited by unscrupulous landlords who profit from providing overcrowded, squalid and sometimes dangerous homes.“Through a raft of new powers we are giving councils the further tools they need to crack down these rogue landlords and kick them out of the business for good.” HMO licensing hmo regulation landlord regulation rogue agents Housing Minister Alok Sharma January 2, 2018Grant LeonardWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Government reveals HMO and ‘rogue agent’ crackdown previous nextRegulation & LawGovernment reveals HMO and ‘rogue agent’ crackdownAn extra 160,000 HMO properties are to be licensed under the new proposals, which are likely to go live in April this year.Nigel Lewis2nd January 201801,102 Viewslast_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Live Telecast

first_imgThe Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 match number 102 will see U Mumba take on Gujarat Fortunegiants on Sunday, September 22. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. U Mumba, who defeated UP Yoddha in their previous outing, will look to continue their winning run. Gujarat Fortunegianst, who are on a winless streak, will look for better prospects in their upcoming encounter. The PKL 2019 Season 7 fixture U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm.The Jaipur leg of PKL 2019 Season 7 match is underway. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium will see two encounters on Sunday. At 7:30 pm, U Mumba will take on Gujarat Fortunegiants. The second game will see Jaipur Pink Panthers face the Bengal challenge at 8: 30pm. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants start?The 102nd match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. The match between U Mumba and Gujarat Fortunegiants will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants on TV?The PKL 2019 Season 7 U Mumba and Gujarat Fortunegiants clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants match on live streaming?The live streaming of the U Mumba and Gujarat Fortunegiants, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: September 22, 2019, 1:48 PM ISTlast_img read more

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