When does an HMO become flats for planning permission purposes?

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    When does an HMO become flats for planning permission purposes?

    I am turning a house into a six-bedroom HMO. The layout of the building is such that one of the bedrooms could be extended under Permitted Development rights to have a decent size kitchen-living area added, alongside the ensuite which I am already planning. However, it occurs to me that this is starting to look a lot like a one-bedroom flat rather than an HMO bedroom, which would presumably sit outside C4 planning use class. Can anyone advise on where the boundary is for planning permission purposes?

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    It is more than possible that the planning or licensing dept will notify the valuation office and you could then find yourself paying CT on each room.

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