New partnership to help agents comply with ballooning licensing schemes


Just as the Queen’s Speech revealed a major push by the Government to force landlords and their agents to ensure properties meet regulatory minimum standards, proptech firm Kamma and agency Belvoir have inked a partnership to help the firm’s franchisees check properties for local licensing compliance.

The deal will see all 360 Belvoir Group franchisees including the Northwood, Newton Fallowell, Lovelle and Nicholas Humphreys brands get access to Kamma’s 24/7 licence compliance services and help them keep up to date with new local and regional licensing regulations.

The deal is one of the biggest to be landed by Kamma, which for years now has been developing a geospatial-based platform that identifies which PRS homes fall within the UK’s patchwork of HMO and selective licensing schemes.

Local authorities are renewing or adopting such scheme on an almost daily basis including 11 last month, while fines in London alone for non-compliance hit a total of £7 million.

Strong foothold

“Belvoir are known for their strong foothold in the property market and Kamma offers to help all Belvoir’s agents with their licencing compliance, all whilst saving them time and resources,” says Kamma CEO Orla Shields (pictured).

A Belvoir spokesperson adds: “At the Belvoir Group, we support any initiative that helps promote compliance for our franchisees and their landlords.

“With licencing schemes increasing in certain areas of the country, the tool developed by Kamma is a useful addition to ensure maximum compliance.”

Kamma’s compliance service includes its recent hook-up with legal and property data website Complylex.

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Author: Nigel Lewis