Jill Coyne

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Thursday 17th July 2014

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 31

Jill Coyne

8:01 AM, 17th July 2017
About 2 years ago

Accused of HMO by Newham - Help

Reply to the comment left by "John " at "02/07/2017 - 14:13":

I agree we should get together on this but not sure how to do this. Additionally, the other aspect for landlords trying to let a 4 bed house with a selective license is that not many young families with a single parent working can afford a four bed house and this is when the the grass farmers move in, fronting their operation with a fake family. Is that the council's plan? I mean, it's obvious in Newham, isn't it?
(I think the council should be taken to court for this).
Of course a group of siblings & partners who are all working can afford a 4 bed, as can any group of sharers. But the unrelated groups end up with nowhere to stay as there aren't enough 4 bed houses available to them. There are still lots of good young people trying to find a l decent house to live in. This licensing is a crime.... Read More

Jill Coyne

7:46 AM, 17th July 2017
About 2 years ago

Accused of HMO by Newham - Help

Reply to the comment left by "John " at "02/07/2017 - 14:13":

Why is licensing irrelevant? There are three types of licence in Newham
-Selective license(family)
-Additional HMO license (3 or more unrelated sharers in two storey house)
-HMO license (mandatory for 3 storeys etc)

In Newham you have to get planning permission to change the use from family to HMO but they'd probably never let you do that anyway. regardless of what license the council issues you. They might agree to an HMO but then you'd have wasted your money because you wouldn't get planning permission so you'd have to then pay for a selective one. But I believe the licensing dept is actually informing people now that there's no point in going for an HMO license due to no planning permission possible.
However, if you have let to a group of sharers for 10 yrs (before licensing came in) in you'd automatically be granted an HMO license. or an Additional HMO license.... Read More

Jill Coyne

17:01 PM, 3rd July 2017
About 2 years ago

Accused of HMO by Newham - Help

I'm not sure, but I think a nanny or live-in au pair counts as the same family.
You've probably understood by now that for a selective license everyone has to be in some way related to each other, otherwise you can only have two unrelated people living there. You yourself can live there and have two unrelated people staying with you and as many of your own family as you like. But if you're not living there yourself you can only let to two people if they are unrelated. If a third person is not related to the others, you have two households and should have Additional HMO license. Newham will have given you a maximum number of people ( of one household/ all related) that you can have staying there with your selective license.
In my opinion it's an exceedingly stupid law and has made good properties unlettable for three or four unrelated sharers, as families with only one parent working can't afford them and unrelated sharers who can afford them, aren't allowed to rent them.... Read More

Jill Coyne

8:05 AM, 16th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Can landlords let out rooms on airbnb without tenants' knowledge or permission?

Reply to the comment left by "Trendo " at "16/02/2017 - 03:29":

Clear now thanks- but rooms are let on separate ASTs, can LL use a spare room himself for occasional overnight stays eg when doing repairs?... Read More

Jill Coyne

19:41 PM, 15th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Can landlords let out rooms on airbnb without tenants' knowledge or permission?

Completely off Jenny's original point, I was just wondering how tenants on individual ASTs in say a four bed house, sharing facilities /kitchen /bathroom, split their bills? Individual meters for heating etc?... Read More