Michelle Houston (Sheffield City Council) gave an update on both National issues and Local issues.
Her presentation can be found here SADLA update 7 June 2018.
Some key points of her presentation are:
Key changes in the Housing and planning Act 2016, including the introduction of Civil Penalties and Banning orders, the introduction of a Rogue Landlords register (for local authorities only), Rent repayment orders.
HMO’s will include dwellings of 5 bedrooms or more on any number of floors. This is likely to add 600-1000 extra licenses to the Sheffield HMO’s.
‘Fit for Human Habitation’ private members bill, allowing tenants to take their landlords to court were landlords fail on category 1 hazards.