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  • Property-a-holics

    Ceiling heights - any requirements for HMOs?

    Hello PT,

    I have been told that apart from the room size requirements, the room heights need to be certain length too. Can you please advise.

    Also of late I have been viewing a lot of properties that have 3 /4 bedrooms on top floors with a flat on the ground floor. I have been told they will require a licence from 1st October.

    Before putting an offer in, I will be asking them for rental history documents to see if it was tenanted before the HMO licence rules came in place. Apart from this is there anything else I need to check for?

    Thank you

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    Yes there is a minimum room height requirement. When measuring a room area for the room size requirement you must discount any area where the ceiling height is less than 1.5m.


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    David Smith
    Landlord & Tenant Solicitor
    Anthony Gold Solicitors

    Find me on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/dsnsmith

    All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my firm. No comment made should be taken as legal advice and you should consult a solicitor or other legal professional for advice on your specific situation.

    Also HHSRS - Section 26 risks... applies to HMOs & non-HMOs....

    Profiles of potential health and safety hazards in dwellings
    ...etc etc etc etc...
    D  Protection against accidents
    ...........etc etc etc ........

    26 COLLISION AND ENTRAPMENT
    ...etc etc etc....
    Also includes striking (colliding with) features such as
    glazing/windows/doors/low ceilings/walls

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