Can you complain about HMO?
Can you complain about HMO?
You can make a complaint about an HMO at any time, if there are problems at the property or you believe the owner or manager is no longer a fit and proper person. Contact the local authority; they will investigate and take action if necessary.
What are HMO restrictions?
it is rented to 5 or more people who form more than 1 household. some or all tenants share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities. at least 1 tenant pays rent (or their employer pays it for them)
How do I get out of an HMO?
The council will fine the landlord and will tell him that the only way to avoid prosecution is to stop the property from being a HMO. This means reducing the number of people living there. The easiest way for the landlord to do this is to ask you or the people you live with to move.
Can you lose HMO license?
The council may revoke the licence if it considers management of the HMO to be unsatisfactory or that the HMO is no longer suitable to house the number of occupiers. If it does revoke the licence the landlord has a right of appeal against that decision to a Residential Property Tribunal.
What is Article 4 HMO?
HMO Article 4 directions are a legal means through which a council can require property owners to obtain planning permission when converting single homes or residential properties (C3 use class) into HMOs (C4 use class).
Who is exempt from HMO licence?
Properties exempt from HMO licensing a property occupied by two people living as two households (two-person flat shares) buildings managed or controlled by public sector bodies (such as the police or the NHS), the London Hostels Association or a registered social landlord.
How do I report an unlicensed HMO?
Report an unlicensed HMO If you know of a HMO which is licensable but has not been licensed, or does not meet licensing conditions you can report it by ringing 020 8359 5355 or by emailing the property address, and any further details to [email protected] .
How do I report an HMO?
Contact your local council to report hazards in your HMO . The council is responsible for enforcing HMO standards and can make a landlord take action to correct any problems.
Can you get a HMO Licence with a criminal record?
The fit and proper person requirement is one reason why it is crucial that HMO landlords comply with all the relevant regulations, as any conviction, particularly for a property related offence, will put their HMO license at risk.
Are HMOs profitable?
Most investors know that HMOs can make superb investments. They give rental yields that can’t be achieved with standard buy-to-lets and in the right areas, the demand for affordable, flexible housing as offered by multi-let properties has never been higher.
Do I need planning for HMO?
The quick answer is: no, often you don’t need planning permission to convert a property to an HMO.
Do small HMOs need a Licence?
If you’re letting an HMO, it’s highly likely you’ll need some sort of licence. HMO licences are valid for five years at a time and you’ll require a separate licence for each HMO you’re running.
How many bathrooms does a 5 bed HMO need?
The study said a five-bed property should have at least three bathrooms but also revealed that a shower room can add as much value as a proper bathroom. The agents polled estimate that an extra bathroom would add 6.8 per cent to the value of a standard three bed property, amounting to nearly £12,000.
Do you need fire doors in HMO?
As it currently stands, fire doors are only legally required in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). All doors leading to an escape route must be fire resistant and close automatically and it’s advised that fire doors are also fitted to high-risk rooms, such as the kitchen.