‘Posh’ London borough where 44% of homes are privat…

One of the London boroughs synonymous with wealth has revealed that 44 per cent of its housing inventory is now truly within the non-public rented sector.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has made the announcement because it launches its newest HMO licensing scheme for the sector.

It says: “An further licence for landlords and brokers who function houseshare-style properties may assist make homes safer and more healthy for personal tenants in Kensington and Chelsea.”

There are 8,244 HMOs in Kensington and Chelsea, and council analysis exhibits roughly 2,400 privately rented properties with “essentially the most severe hazards, while many are poorly managed and are related to anti-social behaviour.”

The council has simply kicked off session for its newest licensing scheme for HMOs working as “houseshares, bedsits and transformed buildings with self-contained flats.”

Under necessary licensing guidelines the council may solely license round 185 properties, therefore its need for this extra licence.

A council spokesperson says: “Everyone deserves a protected place to stay and most landlords in our borough are honest and accountable. 

“This proposed licensing scheme would enhance housing requirements and provides us extra data so we will implement in opposition to the few landlords who persistently present poorly managed housing to their tenants.

“It could possibly be excellent news for tenants and excellent news for compliant landlords, who would be capable to function in a fairer market. We must seek the advice of earlier than we make any selections, so share your views in our session till June.”

The 12-week session is open till June 20, and you possibly can see particulars right here.

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