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Goobs27
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Last Activity: 22-07-2021, 16:40 PM
Joined: 11-12-2015
Location: SW London
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  • Goobs27
    replied to Westminster HMO
    Thank you for all your assistance and please can I ask a supplementary question?

    Assuming you cannot serve a S21 notice in the first 4 months of the tenancy and you also cannot serve a S21 notice if the property requires a licence and doesn't have one then it would appear to leave the landlord...
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  • Goobs27
    replied to Westminster HMO
    The flat is modern with good facilities and all the necessary certificates so I think it would pass an assessment with ease. I had forgotten though that some mortgages will not allow HMOs so perhaps that is the reason? Maybe in future BTL lenders will recognise that a small licensable HMO is a different...
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  • Goobs27
    replied to Westminster HMO
    Thanks for all your replies and I hoped that the landlord would have been prepared to pay the cost too but apparently not. The agent actually asked the tenants if they wanted to pay for the licence which I suspect is contrary to the tenant fee act so perhaps my confidence that they would do things properly...
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  • Goobs27
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    Thanks Artful. The S21 has not yet been served but it is on the cards. I checked the paperwork at the start of the tenancy and they had covered the formalities and they are a pretty well-known agent so I would be surprised if they make a mistake. I have told my son that the S21 does not end the tenancy...
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  • Goobs27
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    Westminster HMO

    I wonder if someone could assist me as my son and two of his friends (who are a couple) recently moved into a two bed flat in Westminster. All was fine until the council decided to reclassify such an arrangement as an HMO which from August will need a licence. They have now been told that they will...
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