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    anyone know of the current legislation which comes into force in April 2006, because i have been sent a letter from tower hamlets requesting me join-- join what? and why? is it compulsory--has anyone else been sent such notices. Would like to hear form other landlords. thanks

    #2
    I think this is to do with licensing of HMO's. Have a look at the ODPM website, and the HMO forum on this site.

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      #3
      Ah Ha! Actually everyone on this forum knows but of course there are plenty who don't.

      It's the legislation regarding Houses in Multiple Occuaption (HMO's) passed in November 2004 which comes into effect in April.

      Tower Hamlets LA will expect you to register your property if appropriate. They will soon tell you if you should. Bear in mind that it will cost about £400, and not to register a property will be a criminal offence punishable by large fines (might just as well be death!). You might also have to provide your CRB record (Criminal Record Bureau) entry from your local plod station, and that's another £40 or thereabouts!
      The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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        #4
        emm confused paul

        why do they need a crb check? and my property is not an hmo, its a one bed flat self contained. As for the crb i can provide it considering i am a teacher, but i really fail to understand the reason as to why landlords have to submit such a document. thanks

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          #5
          You won't have to register a one bedroom flat, UNLESS it is within a converted house when it might well have to be registered; if it was purpose built then it's exempt. The CRB record is to show you are a "fit & proper" person. Got a crimial record? Well of course you won't have, but there's plenty that do!

          Look! There's no point in trying to argue anything, just contact TH.
          The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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            #6
            thanks paul for your advice

            thanks paul for your advice

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              #7
              hi paul

              d oyou know where i cn get further information as to who is exempt from this legislation. thanks for your help in this matter.

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                #8
                The latest copy of the Estate Agent published by the NAEA has a very useful chart produced by ARLA that shows what is exempt and what isn't. I think you can buy a copy from WH Smiths for £3.00.

                Otherwise try www.odpm.gov.uk/housing and look under the Housing Act 2004. There will be quite a lot of information I suspect on this site too, so go to the home page and scroll through the index. If not e-mail the Editor and he will no doubt point you in the right direction.
                The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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                  #9
                  thanks once agian.

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                    #10
                    it will cost about £400
                    that's lucky, in newcastle it's £1100 !!!!!!!

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                      #11
                      Oh jonboy you from around Newcastle as well?
                      Any posts by myself are my opinion ONLY. They should never be taken as correct or factual without confirmation from a legal professional. All information is given without prejudice or liability.

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                        #12
                        yes, in heaton, and you shed?

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                          #13
                          Used to live in Jesmond for a while, went to Newcastle Uni, had to move to Washington now though
                          Any posts by myself are my opinion ONLY. They should never be taken as correct or factual without confirmation from a legal professional. All information is given without prejudice or liability.

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                            #14
                            I think it's Friends Reunited you two are looking for!!!!
                            The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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                              #15
                              This might be the Flowchart Paul_f is talking about.

                              http://tinyurl.com/7t7rp

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