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Oxford City Council has a city wide additional licensing scheme for all HMOs. They are looking to introduce indicators that demonstrate how the scheme is working. They feel they can demonstrate how the physical characteristics of the buildings have been improved, via the licence conditions, additional amenities, fire protection, repair etc., but want to know what indicators other authorities use to demonstrate an improvement in the management. For instance, a decrease in noise, refuse, pest complaints associated with HMOs, other anti social behaviour indicators and reduction in instances of domestic fires.

If you have information which you are happy to share with please e-mail Paul Fitzgerald at

December 2014

New database names and maps private landlords convicted under Housing Act – The Guardian, 17 December 2014

More private renters struggling with horror homes – Citizens Advice, December 2014

October 2014

Owner of flats sentences for serious breaches of Fire Safety Regulations – Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service, 13 October 2014

September 2014

Retaliatory evictions could be outlawed – EHN Online, 17 September 2014

Harassment landlord fined £1,000 – EHN Online 10 September 2014

West Midlands to be the first landlord ‘right to rent’ check area – 3 September 2014

10 things you should know about rented homes – EHN Online, 3 September 2014

August 2014

On 8 August 2014 Mr Ghulam Ijaz of Chippinghouse Road, Sheffield and UK Legal Estates Ltd of Wolseley Road, Sheffield were each fined £1,000 for failing to license a property occupied by 10 at Granville Road, Sheffield. The property company, of which Mr Ijaz is a director was also fined a total of £1,000 for bad management at the property and faced Council costs of over £1,000. Victim surcharges added a further £220 to the bill.

The tenants first took tenancies in late September 2013 and they were released from their contracts on 19 December. The landlord was required to supply copies of tenancies by a Section 235 notice and this, together with interview under caution established that the owner of the premises was not involved in the letting of the property.

The property had inadequate facilities for 10 and fire precautions but was only occupied in beach of licensing for 3 months.

Rogue landlord fined £19,000 – EHN Online, 6 August 2014

July 2014

Landlord of ‘shoddy’ property penalised – EHN Online, 23 July 2014

June 2014

Max fines for Eh offences to be quadrupled – EHN Online, 11 June 2014

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