Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 21st April 2020

Specialisms
Barristers Opinion


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

12:05 PM, 14th March 2022, About 2 months ago

En-suites make it 'separate dwellings'?

If it’s over 3 floors as a HMO you will require a Grade A coverage LD2 (including bedrooms) panel system
If it’s over 2 floors as an HMO you’ll need a Grade D1 installation coverage LD2 (including bedrooms) system with mains powered alarms interconnected by wire or wireless)

Either way you should get a professional Fire Risk Assessment done... Read More

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

15:05 PM, 11th December 2021, About 5 months ago

HMO rooms rated as Band A?

Reply to the comment left by Stephen Johnson at 11/12/2021 - 13:35
Hello Stephen
Good question
The is no legal definition of bedsit!
However it’s most common useage is of a bed/sitting room let on it’s own AST in an HMO . It may just be a bedroom with (hopefully) enough room to also sit. It may sometimes contain kitchen facilities and it may sometimes contain an en-suite. Sometimes it can be a completely self-contained unit within an HMO where other residents share a bathroom or kitchen.

Hope that helps?... Read More

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

15:11 PM, 12th September 2021, About 8 months ago

HMO rooms rated as Band A?

Reply to the comment left by Terry Bibby at 11/09/2021 - 22:14
That was a very specific and quirky case where the LL won against the VoA.

Sadly the vast majority of appeals appear to have failed as VoA rely on a Hereditament being a dwelling (room) with its own lease (AST)

And then they band it! (And bandit it very apt!)... Read More

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

10:04 AM, 12th September 2021, About 8 months ago

HMO rooms rated as Band A?

Reply to the comment left by HNN2210 at 11/09/2021 - 07:25
If the HMO is let on a single AST, then it’ll *should* count as a single Hereditament (dwelling) and therefore have a single banding

The chances of that banding being just Band A would depend on the size of the property and if it’s large enough to be an HMO I’d be expecting a much higher band than “A”

By the way, bear in mind that although individual Bedsit rooms are liable to banding, usually at Band A, the occupant in most cases will be eligible for the Single Person Discount... Read More

Des Taylor & Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence

10:00 AM, 12th September 2021, About 8 months ago

HMO rooms rated as Band A?

Reply to the comment left by Terry Bibby at 11/09/2021 - 22:14
That was a very specific and quirky case where the LL won against the VoA.

Sadly the vast majority of appeals appear to have failed as VoA rely on a Hereditament being a dwelling (room) with its own lease (AST)

And then they band it! (And bandit it very apt!)... Read More