Sandy Down

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Tuesday 12th April 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

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10:13 AM, 20th April 2016, About 5 years ago

Stuck letting out a property as HMO with a BTL Mortgage

I was in the same position, but the last letter I got from my mortgage provider seems to include HMO's... most importantly, do not forget to change your house insurance to be for HMO not as BTL ...... Read More

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10:08 AM, 20th April 2016, About 5 years ago

Controlling heating via smart thermostats and smart TRVs?

I use BG's the Hive, I can control the heating and schedule from my iphone app, it sends me notification if the heating went over a specific temperature.... Read More

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16:19 PM, 16th April 2016, About 6 years ago

Council will not accept area of loft flat where roof slopes - Help?

Reply to the comment left by "Alison King" at "16/04/2016 - 00:15":

The building reg inspector assured me this is regulation everywhere, but I told him In London almost all flats and houses are open plan I didn't understand it,, but he said its because it the loft, if its 3rd floor you need other means of escape ... or sprinkler system.... Read More

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18:04 PM, 15th April 2016, About 6 years ago

Council will not accept area of loft flat where roof slopes - Help?

Just an update, had another meeting with building regs and HMO officers, we talked about and exhausted lots of solutions ... at the end the building reg guy had this bright idea of just renaming the rooms in the loft flat .... it was acceptable by everyone and fortunately it means I don't need to spend any more money making further adjustments.... Read More

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12:35 PM, 13th April 2016, About 6 years ago

Council will not accept area of loft flat where roof slopes - Help?

Thanks Colin, I did think of this and sent an email to the loft conversion building company to esquire about such costs, but it may mean I will need planning permission, which means the council would insists in having the loft flat as a separate self contained flat (with its own council tax etc) but the disruption and the extra cost may put me off

I just had an email from the HMO, saying they increased number of tenants allowed by 2, but they put the following condition 'The second floor bedroom (off the second floor living room) must not be used for
sleeping purposes'
I sent a mail to them to see if we can swap the living room/bedroom usage, they didn't answer me yet, if that was possible (even though there is a door to the kitchen from the living room) then that would be good...... Read More