HMO Licensing / Housing Officer This is an IMMEDIATE Interview/Start Role for Suitable Applicant.
The role is primarily concerned with the Supported Exempt Accommodation sector. The successful candidate will work alongside the licensing teams and in partnerships with related agencies to resolve enquiries in supported accommodation. The roles primary focus is to improve the standard of services within the exempt sector. Candidates MUST have PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR experience and Licensing knowledge will be a distinct advantage. They should also have excellent communication skills, work well with colleagues and partners and have a confident deposition together with excellent problem solving skills.
Job Purpose of the HMO Licensing Officer To undertake the agreed procedure for licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). To visit properties to determine whether the property is a HMO and to investigate allegations of a property being an unlicensed HMO. To assist in the enforcement of the relevant standards relating to HMOs. To 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 inspect HMOs using the approved forms under Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004. 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 deal with all appropriate aspects of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, including the conduct of interviews under caution. To compile and submit responses to appeals to the Residential Property Tribunal (RPT), and appeals to the RPT for Rent Repayment Orders.