HMO dilemma?

HMO dilemma?

10:55 AM, 30th March 2023, About A year ago 14

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Hello all, We have a 7 bed flat which will eventually be split in 2 small units. However, we have been approached by an individual who is keen to take the property on as an HMO.

They have a few currently and will become the licence holder. We have been advised verbally by licensing (Newham) that an application with fees paid for change of use to HMO needs to made prior to moving so we will be protected.

1. Can someone advise from their experience if this is correct?
2.Which contract should be issued. NRLA have advised Rent to Rent.
3. If planning is refused, how long does the council allow for the property to be vacated?
4. What if the tenants refuse to move out and will they be able to have some sort of rent repayment order against us?

Thanks in advance,

Ahmed


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Ahmed

9:41 AM, 31st March 2023, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by SCP at 30/03/2023 - 20:50
I believe this is what may be what you are referring to.

https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2021-0188.html.

Ahmed

9:49 AM, 31st March 2023, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by David at 30/03/2023 - 16:54
I have emailed the council seeking clarification on this. If we get a licence for a year that will be sufficient time hopefully for us to gain the planning we really seek as in extending and making extra units.
The alternative is just have it empty for this period which we are also prepared to do.

DPT

16:29 PM, 31st March 2023, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Ahmed at 31/03/2023 - 09:49
The quickest way to get an answer to this is to call your local planning dept for an informal chat.

SCP

16:30 PM, 31st March 2023, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Ahmed at 31/03/2023 - 09:41
Thank you, yes.
This would protect you.
I know your queries are about other matters.
Good luck.

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