Landlords who rent out shared housing in Camden must now have a licence. The scheme applies to house shares, converted flats, student homes and bedsits – also known as Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).
To ensure better living conditions for Camden residents who live in shared housing, the scheme will include property inspections and advice for landlords on any improvements they need to make to their property.
Around 8,000 shared homes in Camden now need a licence. Unlicensed landlords risk fines and paying rent refunds. Landlords need to apply for a five-year licence and pay a fee. They can apply online at camden.gov.uk/hmolicensing
To find out if where you live is covered by licensing call 020 7974 5969.