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  1. Its your landlords responsibility to keep the...

    Its your landlords responsibility to keep the boiler in a safe and working condition, not yours. So get him to get it fixed and the issuing of the landlrods gas safety certificate at the same time. ...
  2. Yes they know its a buy to let but they wont know...

    Yes they know its a buy to let but they wont know its a potential licensed property. Councils can't rewrite statutory legislation, they are required to ask the applicant the question on the...
  3. Statutory requirement requires :- You (the title...

    Statutory requirement requires :- You (the title owner) must let certain persons know in writing that you have made this application or give them a copy of it. The persons who need to know about it...
  4. As with most Building Regulation documents they...

    As with most Building Regulation documents they always refer to second tier documents which are code of practice and in this instance is the British Standard, which unless you pay £50 for, you wont...
  5. The sec16 notice would be issued by the...

    The sec16 notice would be issued by the authorised officer which is the 'head of housing' by the sound of it unless the council employee/housing officer have been given delegated authority to issue...
  6. Unfortunately Camilla you do count as a person...

    Unfortunately Camilla you do count as a person for the purposes of the Housing Act 2004 legislation and you do have a mandatory licensable HMO. Therefore yo should be extremely careful on how you...
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    Simple answer is yes they can. They most probably...

    Simple answer is yes they can. They most probably issued the licence as they are satisfied you are good landlords and the building is suitable or can be made suitable for occupation which is your...
  8. They will gain access either informally or...

    They will gain access either informally or formally! Once they have given the required notice you or your tenant should provide access or they go to court and get a warrant to gain entry.

    As per...
  9. Firstly, you should make sure that it isnt a HMO...

    Firstly, you should make sure that it isnt a HMO as the HMO regulations are set out in associtaed statutory instruments and there is a regulkation to have the fixed electrical installation tested and...
  10. Apologises but I am not with you :(shake): the...

    Apologises but I am not with you :(shake): the HEO gave you until you had possession on the 5th Nov, but has now issued a PO.

    I think a bit more detail is rerquired before anybody can respond as...
  11. The council are correct and you are a licensable...

    The council are correct and you are a licensable HMO.

    A resident landlord is permitted to have 2 lodgers without falling into the HMO category
  12. How many people live in the house?

    How many people live in the house?
  13. I take it that it is purpose built block of flats...

    I take it that it is purpose built block of flats then? If not the conversion must comply with, as a minimum, the 1991 Building Regulations. If not you may have a HMO subject to section 257 of the...
  14. Yes it is legal to let rooms out, however I would...

    Yes it is legal to let rooms out, however I would make sure you have written confirmation from the council that they have received your application.

    Subject to sec72(4) it is a defence that there...
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    Well they obviously think you are involved in the...

    Well they obviously think you are involved in the property in some way but that isnt clear enough from what you have said up to now. Unless you are a 'relevant person' subject to section 235(7) then...
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    If they are all related subject to section 258 of...

    If they are all related subject to section 258 of the Housing Act 2004 then it cant be a HMO.
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    Its a difficult one to answer this as has...

    Its a difficult one to answer this as has previously mentioned councils seem to make it up as they go along. In the first instance and this is my own opinion, selective licensing doesnt apply to...
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    The hazard is Falls between levels in the HHSRS...

    The hazard is Falls between levels in the HHSRS Operating Guidance, you would be asked to fit window restrictors.
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    Not so much legislation out right but should your...

    Not so much legislation out right but should your local authority carry out an inspection they could require you to fit them if they took enforcement action as it is a hazard under the Housing Health...
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    Minimum room size & Regulations

    I will ask the question here as somebody may enlighten me, but I have been having a debate on another landlord forum about minimum room sizes and 'Council HMO Regulations'. :(:

    Firstly can anybody...
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    Google radio linked smoke detector and take your...

    Google radio linked smoke detector and take your pick, each detector head is still mains wired though usually to the nearest light pendant and the detctor heads 'communiacte' with each other via...
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    Yes they are correct that they have risk rated...

    Yes they are correct that they have risk rated the property using HHSRS and it would be difficult for anybody to comment on how that risk has been carried out, i.e layout, escape windows, etc in the...
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    You are correct in artfulodgerl, the Housing Act...

    You are correct in artfulodgerl, the Housing Act 2004 is very specific when it comes to what constitutes a HMO and what isnt. There is no reference to what tenancy agreement or licence agreement...
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    All good advice, unfortunately again it appears a...

    All good advice, unfortunately again it appears a council using the wrong legislative to obtain information. Sec 235 relates to you only producing documents, not obtaining information about about...
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    The ground floor isnt counted as its a self...

    The ground floor isnt counted as its a self contained flat and doesnt form part of the requirements of the Statutory Instrument or the Act for the definition of a HMO that should be licensed. If it...
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