Kamma and Reapit to help agents handle rising HMO regulation

Kamma boss Orla Shields announces partnership as nine out of 10 London boroughs now have their own licensing regulations with more to come.

Orla Shields, Kamma

Kamma has signed a deal with Reapit that will help protect agents against Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) fines of up to £30,000 through automated property licensing solutions.

The number of new licensing schemes for HMOs set to launch this year has already matched last year’s total of 32, with huge London-based schemes in Merton, Redbridge, and Southwark.


In the capital Kamma says over 28 out of 32 (87%) London councils are already implementing or proposing additional regulations in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), with 24 already running discretionary licensing schemes.

Islington and Greenwich are two more London boroughs with schemes confirmed. Outside the capital HMO licensing schemes have also been confirmed in both Nottingham and Warwick and large consultations in Bristol, Brighton & Hove and North Yorkshire all suggest more regulation to come.

Orla Shields (main picture), Kamma Chief Executive, says: “Our integration will make the hard work of compliance monitoring even easier for agencies waiting in the wings.

“Through Reapit’s widely-used platform, agents can seamlessly integrate Kamma’s services via its API, gaining access to the most up-to-date information on new and existing licensing schemes that affect their property portfolios, resolving complexity at the click of a button.”


And she adds: “The integration with Reapit is yet another addition to our toolkit designed to alleviate compliance complexities and optimised processes, cutting down the operational cost of compliance and enabling agents to focus on strategic initiatives and winning more instructions.”

The Neg reported in August how the Clean Growth Fund, the UK clean tech venture capital fund, had led a £3.6m investment in Kamma to fund the expansion of its property data engine that acquires, integrates and calibrates thousands of property data points in order to deliver optimal routes to achieve Net Zero in the UK property sector.

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