HMO Planning Changes in Croydon

by CARIDON LANDLORD SOLUTIONS

14:05 PM, 13th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

HMO Planning Changes in Croydon

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HMO Planning Changes in Croydon

From the 28th January 2020 a new Article 4 Direction comes into force in Croydon Borough. The effect of the Article 4 Direction will mean that the conversion of houses to a small HMO (up to 6 people) will require planning permission across the Borough.

This means that all types of newly created HMO in Croydon will require the grant of planning permission. The Council can therefore consider a whole range of matters when determining planning applications.

The reason behind this change is concern for the shortage of family homes in the borough and over the past 10 year and people’s inability to access affordable home ownership.

This does not mean that landlords will not be able to create HMOs as there is still a need for them, but the council feel there are some parts of the borough where there are just too many HMOs in a small area for the local infrastructure to cope.

Article 4 Direction will help ensure there is a good supply of decent housing for Croydon families to live in, as well as giving residents moving into newly converted HMOs reassurance around basic rights, such as space requirements.

If you are looking to acquire a new property or convert one of your existing properties to HMO, the Caridon Group can assist by assessing the potential for conversion, submission of full planning applications and discharge of planning conditions applications.

Caridon Group’s range of services include:

  • Planning advice on an individual property;
  • Submission of full planning applications;
  • Submission of householder planning applications;
  • Lawful development certificates;
  • Discharge of planning conditions;
  • Planning, Enforcement and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) appeals;
  • Representations to Council consultations;
  • Architectural planning drawings;
  • Building Regulations drawings.

For further information please contact Tom Tanner – Planning Manager on:

Tel: 020 3824 1091

Email: tom@caridondevelopments.co.uk

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