New ‘robust strategy’ for houses of multiple occupancy in Warwick district

File photo dated 31/01/07 of to let signs as the upward pressure on private rents is set to cool down this year, helped by large numbers of 'accidental' landlords who have developed a taste for renting out their homes, a property website has suggested. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 4, 2013. One in eight (12%) of 'ccidental' landlords, many of whom originally took on tenants because of difficulties selling their house in the tough economy, said that they now plan to buy another property specifically as an investment this year, Rightmove found. See PA story MONEY Rent. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire ENGPPP00120130402142852
File photo dated 31/01/07 of to let signs as the upward pressure on private rents is set to cool down this year, helped by large numbers of 'accidental' landlords who have developed a taste for renting out their homes, a property website has suggested. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 4, 2013. One in eight (12%) of 'ccidental' landlords, many of whom originally took on tenants because of difficulties selling their house in the tough economy, said that they now plan to buy another property specifically as an investment this year, Rightmove found. See PA story MONEY Rent. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire ENGPPP00120130402142852
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A new approach to mitigate the impact on communities of Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) has been approved by Warwick District Council’s Executive.

Last week, councillors approved the recommendations from the cross-party Task and Finish Group who underwent a year-long review into the council’s policies and arrangements regarding these homes.

The group gathered evidence from residents who live in areas with high concentrations of HMOs, tenants and landlords and in their report made a large number of recommendations.

The Leader of Warwick District Council, Cllr Andrew Mobbs said:“I want to thank the Task and Finish Group, and the residents, tenants and landlords who contributed to this excellent report.

“We are now able to confirm a robust strategy for HMOs in our district, mitigating many of the negative impacts that concentrations of these homes could otherwise have on our local communities.”

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