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HMO Licencing Specialist

Buckingham Futures
West London
Closing date
1 Dec 2022

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Consultant, EH Practitioner, Senior / Principal
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client in West London is seeking a HMO Licencing Specialist to investigate complaints and undertake the inspection of private sector dwellings and take action to ensure the health and safety of the occupants and that their homes are well managed, with a particular focus on HMO, Property Licencing and Enforcement.


Professional & Technical Accountabilities

  1. Investigate complaints of poor housing conditions and undertake inspections of private sector housing to assess potential hazards under the Housing, Health and Safety Rating System. To undertake the inspection of HMOs in relation to the Council’s licensing function, management regulations and to assess conditions in relation to the HHSRS. Prepare letters, notices and schedules of work necessary to bring properties up to current statutory and Council standards and take appropriate enforcement action to secure necessary improvements. Carry out the inspection of mobile home parks and other caravan sites to ensure compliance with appropriate site licence conditions and associated legislation. To provide property owners, members of the public and businesses with general advice about the statutory requirements and guidance with regard to housing standards and management Supervision and deputising duties while acting as a mentor for contractors, trainees, apprentices and staff.



  1. Degree/Diploma in Environmental Health, Housing or a Building related subject. EHRB/EHORB/CIEH registered Environmental Health Officer Qualified HHSRS practitioner At least 2 years post qualification experience of working within a local government Environmental Health Team or similar. Experience of undertaking property inspections and investigation of complaints of housing conditions and taking subsequent enforcement action. Sound knowledge and experience of the regulatory framework, guidance and good practice in relation to the Housing Acts, Housing, Health and Safety Rating System, HMO legislation and associated enforcement legislation Project management experience and/or qualification is desirable.


If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, please contact us on 020 8125 4321 or email

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