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    I f I put an ensuite in every bedroom would I have to pay council tax for every room?
    If I put ensuites in all but one bedroom would I still have to pay CT for every room?

    I'm trying to maximise the number of people in my HMO.

    I am considering turning the shared living room into another bedroom and putting an extra cooker in the kitchen. This will make 6 bedrooms with 8-9 people.

    This is solely due to the licencing I would have to pay the council £510 for the fifth person for 3 years and £30 for additional people.

    #2
    You either have to pay council tax for the whole property, or not at all, assuming everything is let for the whole year. I don't know the fine details about when a flat becomes self contained.

    If you mean two cookers, I doubt my council would licence you with only two cookers between six households.

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      #3
      I believe that 7 or more people makes it a sui-generis HMO and subject to planning permission

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        #4
        Originally posted by leaseholder64 View Post
        You either have to pay council tax for the whole property, or not at all, assuming everything is let for the whole year. I don't know the fine details about when a flat becomes self contained.

        If you mean two cookers, I doubt my council would licence you with only two cookers between six households.
        At the moment I can have 1 cooker between 5 single rooms so 6 would be an improvement.

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          #5
          Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
          I believe that 7 or more people makes it a sui-generis HMO and subject to planning permission
          Ah yes, I'll have to look into that , thanks.

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