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  • HMO & Multi-Lets

    HMO License required?

    Morning, just a quick question regarding whether I need an HMO license for a property I’ll be using for student accommodation. 
    The property in question is a house that’s been converted into 3 separate, self-contained units that each have 3 bedrooms. I intend on keeping it this way and not converting to a single dwelling.

    Any help appreciated!
    Thanks
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    if the occupiers do not share kitchen or bathroom facilities then its unlikely to be a s254 HMO. You do not say when or how the conversion was done. If it does not meet Building Regulations 1991 standards then this may be a s257 HMO. However, very few local authorities licence s257 HMOs

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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.

    You need to check what licensing schemes apply in your area, as the property and/or individual flats could fall within scope of additional and/or selective licensing.

    Regards

    Richard
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    Richard Tacagni MCIEH CEnvH

    Managing Director

    London Property Licensing

    Email: Richard@londonpropertylicensing.co.uk

    www.londonpropertylicensing.co.uk

    This information is intended as general advice and guidance. It is not legal advice and should not be taken or relied upon as such. No liability can be accepted for any reliance on the information published in this response. You may wish to obtain independent legal advice.

    If the flats are let to people who form more than one household then they will be HMOs which may require licensing. If there are more than 4 people living in the HMO flat then it will require a licence (under mandatory licencing). If there are less than 5 people living in the flat, it may require a licence as specified by Richard above.

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