To date we have completed over 50 HMO refurbishments to fully comply with Corby Council’s conditions of HMO License. (If applicable – Each Councils rules are different and we pride ourselves in extensively knowing Corby Council regulations).
The Housing act 2004 requires landlords of HMOs to apply for licenses.
The HMOs that need to be licensed are as follows;
• Three or more storeys,
• Occupied by five or more people forming two or more households (people not related , living together as a couple, etc)
Licenses are issued for a period of 5 years and a new license has to be applied for when they expire. Licenses are not transferable and a new application is necessary if a property changes hands. We can manage the license applications, therefore remove the stress of any essential work needed. As well as guiding and advising landlords, Active Property Maintenance working with LG James Ltd are responsible for liaising with the council to ensure we are kept fully up to date with all regulations and can obtain the license with ease.
We use LG James Limited to manage all aspects of HMO Licensing from submission of the license right through to completion. We will initially carry out a survey, draw up a schedule of works and at this stage can give an estimate for the work. Typically all HMO properties will require the installation of fire alarm and detection system, fitting fire doors and ensuring the fire & safety requirements are met. However each property is different and we are happy to advise before you begin the process. Our aim is to carry out the upgrading works as cost effective as possible and within the minimum impact on the property. Our team of tradesmen benefit from many years of experience, please call us to arrange a survey of your property.
Active Property Maintenance working with LG James Ltd – www.lgjames.co.uk offer a highly competitive license renewal service from start to finish. As HMO properties are inspected by council staff and the fire service, we can visit and identify any maintenance issues that require to be attended to before the property can be cleared for license. Typically, issues will include adjustments of door closers, repairs to fire alarms and renewal of bath and shower seals. These are all works that can be carried out by Active Property Maintenance.
We deal with Corby Council on a daily basis and have established an excellent working relationship with the relevant departments, all to the benefit of our clients. Our maintenance service can be used at any time, if for example you rent to students/housing benefit tenants we can help with all general maintenance including rubbish removal, professional cleaning and inspections to ensure your property is being looked after.
Many, if not most of our HMO Landlords are not based in Corby, working with LG James Ltd we are able to source, refurbish and manage properties without the landlord even visiting, our established working relationships with them allows them to trust our judgement, feel extremely confident in our workmanship, so much so that they organise collection of keys and then just leave us to it to present them with a fully converted, fully regulated HMO.