wash hand basins

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    wash hand basins

    i read somewhere thats there a certain council/borough that is not enforcing the wash hand basin rule for 5+ residents in HMO's now and are waiting for 3 years hoping that the government will see sense to this stupid rule. I think it was in the forum somewhere, could somebody give me the link to that thread or the article within that thread.

    Thanks

    #2
    possible this one?

    Or using the search facility might also help

    Comment


      #3
      wash hand basins

      Just last week a city council told me that though they had no power to ignore the rules regarding WHB's, they did not see the point in some properties, and in those cases were giving landlords 4 or more years to comply, in the expectation that the rules might well change. I suggest you ask yours.

      Comment


        #4
        I know that Sheffield are allowing up to 5 years in the hope that the govt will reverse the decision on WHB's.
        I don't know of an authority which is not enforcing it, but if they are they may be doing it on the basis that "unit of accommodation" is not defined in the Act as a bedroom, so they are choosing to define the whole house as the "unit of accommodation" (http://www.cieh.org/ehp/ask_the_prof..._the_rush.htm). This is probably wishful thinking given the ODPM guidance which uses the term "sleeping room" rather than "unit of accommodation" (http://www.communities.gov.uk/pub/31...id1165316.pdf).
        HTH.

        Comment

        Latest Activity

        Collapse

        • AirBNB within HMO
          bob369
          Hi,

          I own a Licensed HMO, the license allows for up to 5 tenants - in 4 rooms, I have 4 tenants in 4 rooms.

          I have a smaller room that the License - when it was imposed stopped me renting out, and is now vacant - minimum room sizes were quoted as reasons it could not be included....
          09-01-2018, 16:32 PM
        • Reply to AirBNB within HMO
          bob369
          Thanks.
          I think I need to confirm that you could actually let an unused part of an HMO - say for storage, or for say a holiday home let.
          If you going the AirBNB route - you would need to confirm in the eyes of licencing what is a 'temporary' let, and how long that is measured as.
          18-01-2018, 13:39 PM
        • HMO and lack of deposit protection
          FannyAdams73
          I rented a room in a house as a lodger. When I moved out and the landlord wouldn't give me my deposit back I started to look into the whole lodger issue and discovered I had been living in an HMO (with 4 other tenants "lodgers"). I went back to him and tried to reason with him about the deposit...
          05-01-2018, 15:25 PM
        • Reply to HMO and lack of deposit protection
          theartfullodger
          +1,loanarranger's advice excellent. Were I he I'd be using to check if what mortgage applicants say is correct (eg where they really live, with whom... )

          You may also be amazed what you find with Google and/or social media.

          Wife's name eh? She's probably less careful about...
          15-01-2018, 17:42 PM
        • Reply to HMO and lack of deposit protection
          loanarranger
          May I suggest you use a company which I find very useful, I am not advertising it as there may be similar on the net so hopefully given the circumstances the Moderator will allow a name drop, The Co is 192.com, pay the fee and insert his name and approx location/ town , in turn they will produce all...
          15-01-2018, 17:22 PM
        • Reply to AirBNB within HMO
          theartfullodger
          That depends on what the actual occupancy is. If a genuine holiday for a couple of days, yes. However if the occupant turns out to really be living there (how would you stop him..) it's an AST - deposit protection, etc etc etc....
          11-01-2018, 07:32 AM
        • Reply to AirBNB within HMO
          bob369
          Agreed, a more thorough understanding of the HMO reg's is needed, I asked one chap at the NLA helpline and he felt it should not be an issue.
          Going by our local councils own written up standards - I think they may glaze over if I were to ask a question thats outside there sphere of thinking and...
          10-01-2018, 20:47 PM
        • Reply to AirBNB within HMO
          DPT57
          You could probably rent it for storage but as Artful says, the HMO regulations are broad and cover a wide range of occupation conditions. I have no experience of this and its worth you checking with your local authority but I assume that in the case of 3 or more lodgers in an owner occupied property...
          10-01-2018, 16:44 PM
        • Reply to AirBNB within HMO
          bob369
          I understand a let such as with Air BNB is outside the scope of the Housing act and the requirement for an AST, it is termed a bare 'licence', with only personal rights, not any proprietory rights (as per an AST).
          10-01-2018, 16:12 PM
        • Reply to AirBNB within HMO
          bob369
          Thank you for your deeper thought, yes i am racking (no punn on Rackman intended) my brain also.

          This has become an 'other' room, I wonder what licences say about properties that have several 'other' rooms, my property seems to have two - does every room in an HMO come under a licences...
          10-01-2018, 16:00 PM
        Working...
        X