The ‘management regulations’ are a set of statutory requirements that describe the minimum standards managers of certain HMO‘s must adhere to. The table below sets out the type of HMO‘s to which the management regulations apply. Where such regulations apply it is a statutory requirement to comply with these regulations.
Below is a summary of the main requirements of the management regulations, however It is recommended that you read the regulations and make yourself aware of the requirements.
There are no statutory enforcement notices attached to the management regulations and therefore it is at the Councils discretion whether or not to take enforcement action for breaches of the requirements. Any such enforcement action may include legal proceedings.
- Landlords name, address and contact details displayed within the property. Ensure provision and maintenance of appropriate fire precautions.
- Ensure that water and drainage systems are maintained and in good working condition at all times.
- Gas and Electrical installations are certified and maintained by competent persons at required intervals.
- Maintain and keep in good working order the common parts, fixtures, fittings and appliances.
- Maintain and keep in good working order the living accommodation. Provision of adequate waste disposal.
Also as part of the Council‘s Ten Point pledge to drive up standards in the private sector, we have the Liverpool Healthy Homes Standard that aims to ensure homes are well managed and do not pose a threat to the health, safety and welfare of their occupiers or visitors.. This standard is not compulsory but we want to encourage responsible landlords to adopt a consistent and professional approach to property standards and management. The Liverpool Healthy Homes Standard can be found here
In addition to the management regulations mentioned above there is the Citywide Landlord Accreditation Safety Scheme (CLASS) which landlord can become a member of, that gives public recognition of good landlords and a range of other benefits. It is free to join the scheme and an application can be downloaded here
Also the CLASS scheme has a management code of practice for landlords within the scheme, a copy of the code of practice can be downloaded here