9:32 AM, 9th December 2022, About 2 months ago 12
Hello, As of 9th December 2021 the Lambeth BC decided to reduce the number of unrelated people using shared facilities from 5 to 3 to class it as an HMO.
At that time we had 3 gents living in the flat under AST which commenced in September 2019 and became a rolling AST from September 2020.
In December we were aware that some of the tenants would not be staying and whilst we looked into applying for the flat to become an HMO it was decided that it was not suitable and that we would need a family to move in (which is the current situation).
In the knowledge that some/all of the tenants would be leaving by the end of April (formal notice received in February from tenants to quit), and that the change in law related to new tenancies nothing further was done as to removing a tenant at the time in December 2021.
One of the former tenants has submitted a claim for the repayment of the rents paid for the period December through to April stating that it was an illegal occupancy.
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