HMO Floor Plan London

It is legal requirement from the local council with the House of Multiple Occupant to produce the property layout plan with the licensing application. It give a general indication of the property layout with room dimensions. The floor plans will also need to identify the location of any smoke, heat detectors, fire doors, fire exits, emergency lighting system, fire extinguishers and kitchen appliances. 

What is HMO Property?

HMO stands for house in multiple occupation, which means a building or part of a building that is occupied by more than one household and where more than one household shares – or lacks – an amenity, such as a bathroom, toilet or cooking facilities or is occupied by more than one household and which is a converted building – but not entirely self contained flats (whether or not some amenities are shared or lacking) or is converted into many self contained flats, with at least one-third of the flats being occupied under short tenancies, but does not meet as a minimum standard the requirements of the 1991 Building Regulations.

If you are applying for HMO licensing whether you are estate agent or private landlord, you may require HMO Licensing Floor Plan London by your local authority. The HMO Floor Plan London sets out the legal framework and gives guidance for house layout, amenities, heating, washing facility, toilet facility and fire safety equipment.

During HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) license application to your local council or licensing authority following additional documents are required in the UK:

1) Detailed HMO Floor Plans London

2) Gas, Electric ECIR & PAT Safety Certificates

3) Fire Risk Assessment

4) Tenancy Agreements

5) Landlord and Property Details

6) Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

7) Fit and Proper Person Test

8) Insurance

What is legally required in HMO?

1) There are often minimum room size requirements for HMOs to ensure adequate living space for tenants. These requirements can vary, but they typically specify a minimum floor area per person (e.g., 70 square feet or 6.75 square meters). Check your local regulations for the specific standards.

2) HMOs are generally subject to stricter fire safety regulations than standard residential properties due to the higher number of occupants. Common fire safety requirements include installing fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and fire-resistant doors. Some jurisdictions may require additional measures such as fire escapes or sprinkler systems. Consult local fire safety regulations to understand the specific requirements.

3) HMOs must have suitable emergency exits to ensure the safe evacuation of tenants in the event of a fire or other emergencies. This typically includes providing clear and unobstructed pathways to exits, proper signage, and well-maintained staircases.

4) HMOs must have suitable amenities to accommodate the number of tenants. This includes an adequate number of bathroom and kitchen facilities to avoid overcrowding. The specific requirements can vary depending on local regulations, but it’s generally recommended to have a sufficient number of bathrooms, toilets, and cooking facilities for the number of occupants

What are the rules for room size in HMO?

1) The single room must be at least 6.51 sqm.

2) The double room must be at least 10.22 sqm.

3) The room must be at least 4.64 square meters.

4) The rooms used by a household for under 10 years old should be at least 7.0 sqm. Kitchen Facilities:

For example, for up to 5 people, a standard kitchen of around 7 square meters might be adequate, but the exact requirements depend on the local authority’s standards

For more information, please email or call 01442 939006 or contact to your local council. 

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