London,
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February
2020
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Have your say on our landlord licensing scheme

There’s still time to have your say on 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.