Barnet is a popular place to live, with excellent schools, open spaces and transport links. In 2015, it became the most populated of the London boroughs, so the demand for housing is acute.
We're keen to work on sustaining the quality of the private rented sector by working with good landlords to improve the standard of accommodation in Barnet. Where housing standards are found to be unacceptable the appropriate enforcement action will be taken.
Landlords in Barnet
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- Houses of multiple occupation (shared houses): HMOs and licensing for landlords
- Inspections: housing inspection and reporting services
- Landlord Accreditation Scheme: the scheme and related discounts
- Right to Rent and immigration inspections
- Council and income tax particularly for those renting HMOs
- Tenancy Deposit Schemes: protected deposits and rights to schemes
- Condensation and damp: prevention, diagnosis and responsibilities
- Electrical safety: safety and obligations
- Gas, fire and carbon monoxide safety: landlords responsibilities and new regulation
- Rodents and insects: pests, responsibilities and discounts available to landlords.
- Energy efficiency: Advice, and assistance for Landlords.
- Empty properties: Grants availible for landlords of empty properties.
Hotpoint fridge freezer - safety notice
The following notice has been issued by the manufacturer:
We have been made aware that the recent fire at Grenfell Tower in west London may have originated in a Hotpoint branded fridge freezer, manufactured between March 2006 and July 2009, model numbers FF175BP (white) and FF175BG (graphite). Please visit the Hotpoint website to register for updates
Decent Home Grants (for landlords)
Landlords of privately let properties with vulnerable tenants, for example, those in receipt of disability or income related benefits, may be eligible to apply for a Decent Homes Grant to improve their property. Grant aid of up to £2,000 per unit of accommodation is available in relation to properties where a Category One hazards exist or where the property is poorly insulated or has an inefficient heating systems.
Landlords may apply irrespective of whether enforcement action is being considered by the council. The grant would be repayable if the property were sold within ten years of the date of completion or if the property were to lie vacant for a period of time. Grant aided improvements may only be carried out with the agreement of the current occupier(s). For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0208 359 7440.