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  • Introducing a fair use policy to an existing house share
    by landlord911
    Hello fellow landlords,

    I rent out my place on a room to room basis with all bills included. There have been many occasions when visiting the property I have found the heating on full with all windows opened. I am trying to get my tenants to be more responsible. How can I introduce a...
    04-08-2020, 13:14 PM
  • Reply to Introducing a fair use policy to an existing house share
    by AlexR
    The programmable thermostats are a good idea and I fitted them to my properties. In reality if a tenant( just one ) is cold they will switch the heating on. If they can't do that they will plug in an electric fan heater. I have found the heating switched on in a 7 bedroom HIMO to dry one shirt on a...
    10-08-2020, 15:47 PM
  • Reply to 'Declassify' a small HMO?
    by nukecad
    There is no licencing involved, it's only a HMO for CT purposes.
    (I actually did an FoI last year and got a list of all the registered/licenced HMOs in this area, our property isn't on it).

    There is no question of eviction either, we have been here 10 years now and are a lot more...
    10-08-2020, 11:04 AM
  • 'Declassify' a small HMO?
    by nukecad
    Sorry for a rambling post, but it's a bit of a rambling situation.

    Our property is classed as an HMO, and so the LL is responsible for the council tax.

    Background:
    You could probably skip this but let's give the full story:
    When we moved in ten years ago there were...
    08-08-2020, 13:06 PM
  • Reply to 'Declassify' a small HMO?
    by doobrey
    OK, I see your point.

    Ending the current tenancies and re-letting to a single household may seem excessive in order to save on cost of council tax for a limited period.

    Of course there are other factors to consider that we don't know about and as such yes, LL might consider...
    10-08-2020, 08:52 AM
  • Reply to 'Declassify' a small HMO?
    by Delectable1
    My second paragraph explains how it'll be lost....
    10-08-2020, 08:02 AM
  • Reply to 'Declassify' a small HMO?
    by doobrey
    1. I don't think there was any suggestion that the tenancy might be lost over this issue, whatever the outcome of the council tax question.
    2. It's still an HMO as far as I can see, in which case there is nothing to call the council about....
    09-08-2020, 15:48 PM
  • Reply to 'Declassify' a small HMO?
    by Delectable1
    In other words you're happy to risk loosing this tenancy for the sake of two phone calls; one to update the council that you live there lone and another to inform then it's no longer the case.

    If the LL doesn't want the hassle, he should advertise the whole property for rent as one uni...
    09-08-2020, 11:51 AM
  • Reply to 'Declassify' a small HMO?
    by DPT57
    There are two definitions of an HMO. The council tax definition in the Local Government Finance Act 1992 is different to the Housing Act 2004 definition. When there were 3 people living there it met the test for both, but as soon as the 3rd person moved out it stopped being a Housing Act HMO, but continued...
    09-08-2020, 08:31 AM
  • Reply to 'Declassify' a small HMO?
    by doobrey
    There are different criteria for different things (council tax, planning, licence).

    Letting to a single household is a change of use from C4 to C3. This was recently discussed on another thread. As per that discussion this is a permitted development so I believe there is no requirement...
    09-08-2020, 07:15 AM
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