Landlords need a licence - give us your views

If you’re a private tenant living in a rented shared property, a private landlord, or managing or letting agent, we want to hear from you.

We are reviewing our Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) additional licensing scheme, and we are keen to hear your views on what has worked well and what you think we can improve.

HMOs are shared homes, including house and flat shares, student homes, bedsits and some buildings converted into flats, which are occupied by three or more people who are not part of the same family. We introduced the additional licensing scheme which goes further than national mandatory licensing, in 2015 to help improve poor conditions in the private sector by requiring landlords to be licensed to rent out shared properties.

We want tenants to have safe and decent homes and to know that the support is there to assert their rights when things aren’t up to standard. At the same time, we want to help landlords to provide a quality service and run a successful business.

Private tenants

Let us know if the additional licensing scheme has helped improve how your home is managed and maintained, or if you have had problems with your landlord since the introduction of the scheme. To give us your views, complete the survey by 8 October 2018

Private landlords and managing or letting agents

Tell us about your knowledge of and experience with the additional licensing scheme. What you tell us will help us to improve our service and how we communicate with you.

To give your views, complete the survey by 8 October 2018.

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