- Fire extinguishers? Fire blankets? Emergency lighting? Emergency exit signs, Safety glass required in windows? Window Restrictors?
- Protected escape routes. Means of escape windows•
- Adequate cost-effective heating and water for baths and showers
- En-suites and kitchenettes – Council tax inspections
So many things to get right…
Whether it’s a 3 / 4 person not (yet) licensable property,
One where an Additional HMO licence is required
Or a 5+ person Mandatory HMO licensable HMO, you NEED your plans to be complete before you approach the Council for a licence.
Because even on a 3-person HMO you’re liable to fines under the HMO Management Regulations.
You really need to have compliance “designed-in” to your HMO from the outset ensure you don’t get massive fines later.