Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) Solicitors

Rosewood Solicitors is experienced in assisting landlords and businesses who are dealing with Local Authorities who prosecute for breaches of the Housing Act Law 2004.

We are able to help you if you are facing a Housing Act prosecution and provide a highly effective legal service to individual landlords and businesses facing an investigation or prosecution from the Local Authority.

There are various specific requirements for landlords for Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs). If you are managing or controlling a HMO you could be liable if the property is not correctly licensed by the Local Authority.

We can assist you with any breaches of the Housing Act 1985. This can include ‘overcrowding’ for example, the Space Standard based on a calculation of the number of people per room and the floor area of those rooms.

You could face prosecution for an ‘unlawful eviction’. This is regulated under The Protection from Eviction Act 1977 which makes this a criminal offence.

We also cover the following:

  • Breaches of the law relating to gas checks, and other regulatory breaches.
  • Criminal convictions.
  • Orders in relation to rent back to tenants.
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

We are successful in getting the best result for you as a landlord or business either through correspondence with the Local Authority or representation at Court.

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