In the last year, councils have made numerous attempts to improve standards in the private rented sector. From April 2018, it was made mandatory for landlords to have a licence for properties with shared bathroom facilities. Later in the year, minimum room sizes were introduced as an attempt to further tighten controls on landlords letting out Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). In light of these new changes, it’s worthwhile to look back and review the success of such schemes.
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