HMO part self contained and part shared amenities regarding planning and council tax

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    HMO part self contained and part shared amenities regarding planning and council tax

    I am a new HMO investor and just purchased my first already converted HMO of 8 bedsits.

    i need some advice on planning, as 4 of the rooms have the possibility to be self-contained. i was wondering if it possible to have some units self contained and if i need to apply for planning, to convert them to self contained.

    my next question is, who will pay council tax as i know that for HMO the landlord pays council tax however will in this case the tenants of the self contained pay council tax for their unit?

    any advice would be helpful.

    wannabe landlord

    Do your council have a specification in terms of room size for either?

    Self contained route would give a big house that contains 5 dwellings - four 1 beds and a 4 bed


      Irrespective of planning issues the VOA will likely want to take a look and determine if they meet the criteria to be individually banded - shared amenities don't prevent individual banding. For individually banded property on the scale that they'll be here it's unlikely (but not impossible) that'll meet the criteria to be regarded as a council tax HMO.
      Previously served 10 years as a council tax advisor with a local authority but now self-employed with my own council tax consultancy.

      If your local authority disagrees with any aspects of your council tax claim, as they are free to do so, a Valuation Tribunal appeal may be required.


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