Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
As specialists in the management and letting of HMO properties we take the hassle of complying with the complex regulatory requirements away from landlords, liaising with the local authority to ensure the HMO is licensed correctly if required. Our management and maintenance standards have been complimented by Local Authority Housing, Children’s Services and Environmental Health inspectors. Badly managed HMOs put residents at risk, encourage anti-social behaviour and can have a negative impact on an entire neighbourhood. A landlord or owner, if convicted of breaching management regulations, may be fined for each separate offence which may result in substantial financial penalties.
The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 apply to both licensable and non-licensable HMOs.
The regulations exist to ensure that HMO owners and managers control a range of health and safety risks that are greater in HMOs.
The regulations include the following:
Fire safety – to ensure that equipment is maintained and that there is a safe route of escape
Repair, maintenance and cleanliness of communal areas including gardens
Repair and maintenance of fixtures, fittings and appliances in communal areas such as stairs, handrails, ventilation and heating appliances
Provision of services including water, drainage, electricity and gas
Provision and management of waste disposal facilities
Landlords, if you are the owner of an HMO we would be interested in exploring the possibility of entering into a lease agreement with you. Exodus Housing are specialists in this field and we have every confidence that once you see the level of our professionalism, this will give you confidence in our ability to maintain your property to the highest standard whilst guaranteeing you an annual income. CONTACT US