Company Let to 12 employees ‘Hot Bedding’?

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9:38 AM, 4th September 2017
About A year ago

Company Let to 12 employees ‘Hot Bedding’?

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Company Let to 12 employees ‘Hot Bedding’?

I would be most grateful for help in knowing what to do and where to start with regards to renting my home to a company whose staff would be working 12hr shifts and “hot bedding” so there would be 3 on night shift and 3 on day shift, that would stay for a week and then a new team of 3 would work the following week.

Potentially 12 different people using the house over a 2 week period. I have single occupancy council tax at the minute, what would I tell the council tax as they aren’t permanent residents ?

Would I just cancel the single occupancy rate and pay full council tax ?

Also any ideas on HMO insurance costs in these circumstances and anything else I need to know about.

Thanks in advance

Helen



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Jason McClean

9:46 AM, 4th September 2017
About A year ago

Hi Helen

From an insurance perspective, you will need specialist help here, normal landlord insurance will not cover you for this. It is a company sub-let that you are operating by the sounds of things, with an HMO. We can get it insured, but we would need to speak to you to get full disclosure and to place with underwriters - if that is of any help, please let me know on 01832-735388 and hopefully speak soon.

Neil Patterson

9:54 AM, 4th September 2017
About A year ago

Hi Helen,

Jason is our insurance partner so if anyone can help he can 🙂

I am not an expert on company lets sorry, but others may be more experienced and I have found a couple of articles on a similar topic >>

https://www.property118.com/eviction-process-company-let/

https://www.property118.com/deposit-protection-for-a-company-let/

Martin Roberts

17:14 PM, 4th September 2017
About A year ago

This is just a gut feeling, but I think this idea is trouble coming your way.

Just normal wear and tear will be way above normal family use, and do you have neighbours nearby, how will they be affected?

How many cars will they be parking? Where are they putting people if someone is ill and can't work?

Puzzler

18:03 PM, 4th September 2017
About A year ago

What type of company? Do you mean the opposite shifts use the same beds? If so, would you have some kind of sleeping bag arrangement? This practice is banned offshore now as being unsatisfactory working conditions. What if one crew member is ill? Who is going to do the housekeeping (sounds like no-one)? This sounds like over-occupancy, you would have to check with your council. There would be environmental health issues. Where do they go when they are not on shift? And what if they don't?

And where are you going to go?

Paul Shears

21:13 PM, 4th September 2017
About A year ago

Don't even go there.
I saw the effects of such a deal at close quarters about three years ago.
Absolutely everybody lost.
Even the agent swore they'd never do it again.
The house was trashed.
There were huge social problems both within the group and with the neighbours.


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