London,
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December
2019
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Have your say on our landlord licensing scheme

We want to know what you think about our proposals to renew our additional HMO licensing scheme.

In 2015 we introduced a borough wide additional licensing scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). HMOs are shared homes, including house and flat shares, student homes, bedsits and some buildings converted into flats.

Licensing has helped improve the quality and safety of homes for people living in the private rented sector.

Renewing the scheme will make sure we continue to make homes in Camden safe, warm and secure as set out in our Camden Plan. We will also be able to continue to tackle rogue landlords who own or rent an HMO without a licence.

In addition we are seeking initial views on whether a selective licensing scheme should be introduced in the future to license all private rented accommodation, not only HMOs.

To find out more about the licensing scheme and to have your say on the consultation visit camden.gov.uk/hmoconsult by Sunday 8 March 2020.

Help with the survey

If you need help with the survey or if you want to find out more information about our scheme, please attend one of our drop in sessions. Alternatively tenants and other residents can contact the Camden Federation for Private Tenants on 020 7383 0151 (Mon to Fri, 1pm to 5pm) and landlords can contact our HMO licensing team on 020 7974 5969 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm).

Drop in sessions

Swiss Cottage Library

Thursday 9 January 2020, 10am to 12.30pm

West Hampstead Library

Thursday 16 January 2020, 3pm to 5pm

Kentish Town Library

Friday 17 January 2020, 10am to 12.30pm

Pancras Square Library

Wednesday 22 January 2020, 5pm to 7.30pm

Holborn Library

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 3pm to 5pm