Houses in multiple occupation – HMO Landlords
Eastwoods cover all aspects of property and property management, our services include: HMO ( Houses in multiple occupation – HMO Landlords ) management, property conversions, fire regulations, tenant find, property management and much more.
For the purposes of HMOs, a household is considered to be a single person, or members of the same family living in the same property. So, for example, three unrelated people in three rooms would make up three households, while a property with two couples would make up two households.
HMOs are different to standard buy-to-let properties in that regulations regarding fire safety can be more complicated and are often more expensive to implement. But don’t worry. Fire regulations tend to be nothing more than common sense and your local HMO enforcement officer is there to help.
There is more than one option when it comes to legal contracts between the landlord and tenant. We recommend landlords read and understand their obligations legally. This page will give you an insight into what the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement means to you.
CMP schemes protect client money (such as rent and deposit monies) which is received by agents. Membership of a CMP scheme is a legal requirement from 1st April 2019. Easwoods are a member of the TPO (The property Ombudsman) & Money Shield. Trading Standards will be enforcing this legal obligation.
The Tenant Fees Act bans most letting fees and caps tenancy deposits paid by tenants in the private rented sector in England. The ban on tenant fees applies to new or renewed tenancy agreements signed on or after 1 June 2019.The government guidance on the Act for tenants.
What can Eastwoods do for you?
With over 400 regulations and 145 individual laws, 1 in 5 landlords admitted they find it ‘impossible’ to keep up with constant regulation changes. Eastwoods are well versed in the legalities of the rental sector and fully aware and confident in their compliance for our landlords.