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HMO Council Tax Consultation Now Live


In October we talked about 'a glint of hope' for HMO landlords who have had their properties disaggregated. The good news is that there has been significant progress over the last few weeks.

The Government have finally released the consultation which is now live and ready for us all to participate in. We have until the 31st March 2023 and it is important that you and your tenants respond to this consultation. 

Daryn Brewer, and the team at the HMO lobbying group ran a consultation response webinar on 22nd February which included help and guidance on how to respond appropriately. Don't worry if you missed this, it was recorded and the link to the recording can be found here along with various other links to help and advice.

The team have also been working hard on preparing some sample responses for us as the consultation is typically very wordy and misleading in places. It therefore shouldn't take long to complete and we are encouraging all members to participate.

Sample / Template Answers for Landlords here: Landlord Template

It is especially important that we try and encourage as many of our HMO tenants to participate in the consultation, as it is them who are punished by the current approach. We know this might be tricky however standard responses have also been prepared for them to make it quicker and easier.

Sample / Template Answers for Tenants + Covering Letter here: Tenant Template

The lobbying group have spent a lot of their own time and money on this issue and are quite rightly asking for anyone who can afford to, to please donate to the group so they can continue to push this all the way. More on the group and how to become involved here

Daryn Brewer will also be at this month's member meeting on the 20th March at the Innlodge to give us all an update and answer any questions you may have, so do please come along if you can. 

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