An HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) is a property shared by three or more unrelated individuals who have separate living spaces but share common facilities like bathrooms and kitchens.
If you are converting a property into an HMO or making significant changes to an existing HMO, you will need to apply for HMO permission. The process involves obtaining necessary approvals from the local authority to ensure the property meets safety, health, and occupancy standards for multiple occupants.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need to Apply for HMO Planning Permission?
Planning permission for an HMO is generally required when converting a property into an HMO with 7 or more rooms. However, it’s crucial to be aware of Article 4 Direction, which can affect the planning requirements. In some areas, Article 4 Direction may mean that planning permission is necessary for any HMO, so it’s essential to check with your local authority to understand their specific regulations and ensure compliance. Contact us today to discuss your HMO project and unlock the full potential of your property investment with our professional assistance.
How Long Does the HMO Planning Application Process Typically Take?
The timeline for the HMO planning application process may vary based on the local authority’s procedures and the intricacy of your project. Typically, the duration ranges from several weeks to a few months before you receive a decision on your application.
What Types of Properties Are Suitable for HMO Conversions?
Various property types, such as houses, flats, and large residential buildings, can be suitable for HMO conversions, provided they meet the relevant safety and space requirements. When considering an HMO conversion, it’s essential to assess the property’s layout, fire safety measures, and facilities to ensure it can accommodate multiple occupants comfortably. Additionally, understanding the local licensing and planning regulations specific to HMOs in your area is crucial to ensure compliance and a smooth conversion process. Our team of skilled planners can help you evaluate the suitability of your property for an HMO conversion, offer tailored design solutions, and guide you through the entire planning and licensing journey, ensuring a successful and profitable HMO investment.
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