Can I let a log cabin in my garden?

Can I let a log cabin in my garden?

15:04 PM, 16th June 2014, About 8 years ago 21

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I have a 2 bed flat with an 85ft garden that has just become available for let. Before I re-let the property for £950 pcm, I was thinking about installing a log cabin at the bottom the garden and renting this out as a studio flat with small garden for £550pcm including bills. Can I let a log cabin in my garden

The log cabin would have its own access and there would be a fence between both properties. The existing flat would still have a 45ft garden and will still rent out for £950 pcm but this time including water, sewage and electric.

The cost to install and fit out log cabin is £6k and a further £3k to separate electric and water which can be done at a later date, hence I would need to pay all bills on both lets.

The question is……am I allowed to do this?

Would I need to inform council, building regs, freeholder of land and the 4 other flat owners?

Thanks

Sarah

 



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by Robert Mellors

21:59 PM, 3rd July 2015, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Alan Loughlin" at "03/07/2015 - 21:34":

How is letting a caravan or motorhome making a place a "doss house"? If a contractor is working in the area and needs a place to stay, what is wrong with letting a caravan to them? If a holiday maker wants to visit the area and wants a cheap place to stay, what is wrong with letting a caravan to them? If a person needs to provide care to a relative in the area but cannot afford (or find) a flat nearby, what is wrong with them renting a caravan? Do these potential lettings make a place a "doss house"? Or in your mind is any HMO a "doss house", or just HMOs let to people who may need to apply for Housing Benefit?


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