Private housing news
Landlord fined £12,400 for failing to address major hazards
Northampton Borough Council is seeking a charging order against a landlord who failed to carry out necessary improvements to her property and then ignored the resulting £12,400 civil penalty.
Views sought on Borough-wide control of multiple occupancy housing
Northampton Borough Council is consulting on a proposal that would mean all property conversions to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) anywhere in the borough would require planning permission.
Consultation on Additional HMO Licensing has started
We are running a ten-week consultation on plans to widen the area that is subject to licensing for homes in multiple occupation (HMOs).
Local Plan Part II goes out to consultation next month
A document which sets out how Northampton will deliver more than 13,500 new dwellings by 2029 will go out for public consultation at the start of May.
HMO cap could be tightened in Northampton
A cap on the number of Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in parts of Northampton could be tightened following a Loughborough University study.