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Date Added: Wed 14/07/2021

HMO Licensing Officer

West Midlands (County), UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £14.19/annum

Job Title: HMO Licensing Officer (3-month rolling contract)

Salary: £14.19 p/h

Location: Birmingham

We are working with Birmingham City Council to recruit a HMO Licensing Officer to undertake the agreed procedure for licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation. It will be your responsibility to visit properties to determine whether the property is a HMO and to investigate any allegation of a property being an unlicensed HMO. You will also assist in the enforcement of the relevant standards relating to HMOs and act as a witness in any Court proceedings or Tribunal.

Duties & Responsibilities

* To give advice to the tenants, landlords and agents on the Licensing process.

* To determine the correct category of HMO, and assess the appropriate licence conditions associated with the size and layout of the property.

* To prepare letters and Notices to require works under the legislation that is relevant to HMO Licensing, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, and the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations.

* Responsible for the thorough investigation of possible breaches of HMO licensing, including interviewing of the parties, determining whether an offence has occurred, and producing a report for consideration relating to possible legal proceedings.

* To inspect HMOs using the approved forms under Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004.

Skills & Abilities

* Knowledge of Housing Legislation and the policies and procedures relating to the Private Rented Sector, including the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation.

* Demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and written) at all levels including with colleagues, external agencies, and other customers and/or Landlords.

* Ability to listen and talk to customers, to understand their problems and queries and take appropriate action

* Possess good IT skills, including the use of MS-based windows software, and be able to input and interpret information from a range of computer packages.

* Ability to take minutes, write grammatically correct correspondence and standard reports for a variety of purposes.

Contact

Please submit your CV via the link and one of the team at HancoxRead Recruitment will be in touch
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