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  1. Ghost of Rigsby, I am well aware of the legal...

    Ghost of Rigsby,

    I am well aware of the legal definition of an HMO. However, my understanding is that with specific regard to the Fire Safety Order the single AST point is relevant, as the Fire...
  2. Mea culpa -- I see how that works now you mention...

    Mea culpa -- I see how that works now you mention it. That said, the getting-the-freeholder-to-enforce route will be cumbersome for the neighbouring resident. Also if the neighbour privately rents...
  3. At risk of taking this thread wildly off-topic,...

    At risk of taking this thread wildly off-topic, my understanding is that the Fire Safety order wouldn't engage with an HMO let on a single AST as it only refers to "communal parts", and if the whole...
  4. Could the HMO and Student forums be merged?

    Neither of these forums see very much activity (7 threads and 1 thread respectively posted on in the past week), and there is significant overlap as all student lets are HMOs (assuming they aren't...
  5. Although I have no vested interest in trying to...

    Although I have no vested interest in trying to get you to let to sharers, it may be worth pointing out that for a two-storey HMO let to a pre-formed group on a single AST the HMO requirements are...
  6. It seems that the direction of travel on...

    It seems that the direction of travel on licensing is such that we will eventually be required to get a licence for all rental property. I can see the rationale behind this, as it'd make it simpler...
  7. You have had a very different experience from me....

    You have had a very different experience from me. I have only once let to a family, and they have been without a doubt the worst tenants I've experienced (very heavy wear on the property due to their...
  8. Around where I live it is very common for people...

    Around where I live it is very common for people to leave bikes and pushchairs etc. in communal areas of flats like the one pictured, and no one bats an eyelid even though I'm sure it is technically...
  9. Also check if there's an Article 4 direction in...

    Also check if there's an Article 4 direction in place preventing C3 to C4 use class changes without planning permission. If there is, you're very unlikely to be given permission even if you apply for...
  10. From my London perspective, the reticence towards...

    From my London perspective, the reticence towards letting to a group of sharers is surprising. In London it is of course very common for pre-formed groups of 20-something (and, increasingly,...
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    How fancy do you need? Most electricians will...

    How fancy do you need? Most electricians will design and install a typical mains-powered interlinked alarm system, but if you want something very high tech you may need to go for a specialist.
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    True, provided conveyancing is reasonably speedy....

    True, provided conveyancing is reasonably speedy.

    However I have just noticed that the OP isn't looking to buy until next February, so if he buys an empty house around March/April he won't have...
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    Given the time it would be likely to take to...

    Given the time it would be likely to take to conveyance I'd say you'd struggle to get student tenants for 15/16. You could always temporarily let to non-student tenants (taking a big hit on rent) and...
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    As a minimum you'll need landlord's insurance to...

    As a minimum you'll need landlord's insurance to cover (i) buildings and (ii) public liability (including liability to tenants). If letting furnished you may wish to have contents insurance...
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    I feel that this possibly says more about you...

    I feel that this possibly says more about you (and in particular your taste in women) than it says about women in general. I agree with Mrs Mug.
  16. I realise that the issue in hand is over as the...

    I realise that the issue in hand is over as the partner will not now be moving in, but for future reference I think the obvious approach is to split the cost of the house between "the bedroom" and...
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    Although I agree that a landlord with foresight...

    Although I agree that a landlord with foresight should always keep their property in as good condition as possible (you get more rent, it increases the value of the property, and you get a better...
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    I agree the OP's post is poorly-phrased, but I...

    I agree the OP's post is poorly-phrased, but I think the mention of replacing the windows and fixing the shower is there simply to demonstrate that she is a good landlord -- not to say that the...
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    As jpkeates says, even if such a clause does...

    As jpkeates says, even if such a clause does exist it may well be unfair in law, and therefore invalid.

    My initial advice would be simply not to pay (do they have any leverage over you?), as they...
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    If an HMO does not require licensing, there is...

    If an HMO does not require licensing, there is nothing as such which makes it "official" or "unofficial". As for what fire systems they have, who knows? I suspect a reasonable number of them will...
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    True, although (i) as andybenw said you are still...

    True, although (i) as andybenw said you are still supposed to adhere to the same HMO regulations, as well as the council HMO standards even if it's a non-licensable HMO (albeit that enforcement is...
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    1. For that number of residents, only if you are...

    1. For that number of residents, only if you are in an area with additional licensing (do check this). You will definitely get one provided that the property meets the relevant council's HMO...
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    Many existing student houses I see advertised at...

    Many existing student houses I see advertised at the moment state "tenants already in place for 2015/16 academic year at £xx rent" on their Rightmove ad. If you buy one next Spring, they may already...
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    I think you misunderstand me. I'm certainly not...

    I think you misunderstand me. I'm certainly not saying that relying on bank statements or payslips is a good idea! I myself always use a letting agent who does a proper credit referencing agency...
  25. What you suggest is completely standard practice....

    What you suggest is completely standard practice. My latest HMO licence application (in an area which had just introduced additional licensing so there was a rush of them) took a full 16 months to be...
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