Rocktime leads the way in transforming HMO Licensing

By Martin Bradbury
17 March 2017

Rocktime’s verso software, now widely accepted as the industry standard in public sector licensing automation is delighted to announce that a further five local government authorities have committed to using the verso platform to transform their HMO licensing process.

Authorities as diverse as Ealing, Northampton, Redbridge, Hammersmith & Fulham & Haringey will all be benefiting from Rocktime’s flexible, multi-faceted software system that provides automation and data validation across the HMO application process. Freeing up officers time to focus on prevention and enforcement, whilst reducing avoidable contact with busy Environmental health teams.

The motivation towards automation of such services lies partly in the expected changes to legislation by the department for communities and local government in 2018, in which a substantial uplift in the number of licensable properties is expected, and the overwhelming desire to move to a citizen self-service model that enable councils to provide better service to the public whilst reducing administration costs to protect key front line services.

verso is designed from the ground up to quickly sort and process applications from multiple schemes such as mandatory, selective and additional licensing and will ensure application data is complete, validated and the appropriate charges are applied during check-out.

The verso HMO solution provides a flexible, cost effective platform that can be rapidly deployed and used as a standalone system or fully integrated with existing legacy software such as Civica Flair, Northgate M3 or Idox Uniform. verso is designed from the ground up to quickly sort and process applications from multiple schemes such as mandatory, selective and additional licensing and will ensure application data is complete, validated and the appropriate charges are applied during check-out.  verso’s Intelligent built-in business logic will deal with representations, Portfolio landlords, license conditions, license documentation and offers a bespoke multi-user workflow system. Council officers benefit from our unique dashboard system that will prioritise high risk applications and renewals, saving time and increasing productivity.

 

About verso

Built to ‘Open Standards’ verso has taken the Local government licensing Market by storm. With flexibility as its mantra, verso provides a trusted platform for a multitude of licensing applications from HMO through to unique and diverse application processes such as the much praised Notting Hill Carnival Traders license Portal. verso provides a trusted solution for all licensing application types, including:

 

Alcohol and Entertainment

  • Personal
  • Premises and club premises
  • Temporary event notice (TEN)
  • Provisional statement
  • Sex shops and cinemas
  • Street entertainer

Skips and Buildings

  • Building, scaffold, hoarding, temporary crossover or gantry licence
  • Building materials
  • Highway projection
  • Skips

Other

  • Scrap metal dealer's registration
  • Food
  • Gambling
  • Gaming machine permits and notifications
  • Animals
  • Street trading including market stalls
  • Massage and special treatments
  • Houses in multiple occupations (HMO’s)
  • Other licences
  • Bespoke licensing solutions

About Rocktime

Rocktime has given its public sector clients the confidence to shape their digital presence for over 18 years. Working in partnership with our clients we provide a trusted, insightful and consultative approach, no matter where we join them on their digital journey.

We are a team of digital experts passionate about delivering transformation and value to the public sector. We love new challenges and like nothing more than straight talking, honest and real interactions with our clients. We are on our own journey in life with a collective belief that digital change is what helps to shape the world around us and for our clients.


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