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What type of tenants should I market for, for my Liverpool HMO?

By | 2018-08-15T10:50:15+00:00 August 15th, 2018|FAQ|

What tenants should I market for, for my HMO in Liverpool? Students or Professionals? Which one is right for your HMO? A lot of people often wonder what would be best for their HMO and especially a lot of landlords based outside of the city. It comes down to a number of factors;

What basic furniture should I include in my HMO in Liverpool?

By | 2018-08-07T11:41:31+00:00 August 7th, 2018|FAQ|

So you've bought your property, refurbished it to the best it can be, but now it's time to add some furniture to give the rooms some life. Furniture and interior design are one of the most important elements when it comes to marketing your property. You have to see the property through the eyes

Latest News on Selective Licence HMOs transferring to Mandatory Licences.

By | 2018-07-06T12:29:23+00:00 July 6th, 2018|FAQ|

Come October 2018 selective licenced HMOs in Liverpool will become Mandatory licences due to the new government regulations to crack down and licence all types of HMOs. This is due to a nationwide campaign to improve the standards in HMOs. The government believes that licencing all size HMOs will increase the standards. Liverpool Council

Does my HMO in Liverpool need a Fire Risk Assessment?

By | 2018-06-27T15:41:19+00:00 June 27th, 2018|FAQ|

In short, all landlords are governed by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 in which it states that landlords are under the obligation of making their properties safe. Therefore, it is implied that you are required to assess if the property is at risk of fire or not, and what remedial work needs to

What are management regulations for an HMO in Liverpool?

By | 2018-06-04T15:43:05+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

The 'management regulations' are a set of statutory requirements that describe the minimum standards managers of certain HMO‘s must adhere to. The table below sets out the type of HMO‘s to which the management regulations apply. Where such regulations apply it is a statutory requirement to comply with these regulations. Management Regulations Below is

Refuse storage and disposal regulations for a Liverpool HMO

By | 2018-06-04T11:14:57+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

Poorly stored food and other household waste will attract pests which could contaminate other food sources and pose a risk to the health and safety of the occupants. In order to minimise the hazards posed by household refuse there must be suitable and sufficient provision for the storage of household waste awaiting collection. There

What security should I implement to make my HMO safe in Liverpool?

By | 2018-06-04T11:32:59+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

This covers keeping a dwelling secure against unauthorised access and the deterrence of intruders by considering the use of window locks or deadlocks, burglar alarms, security lighting etc. In particular all ground floor and other accessible windows should be protected by the provision of suitable window locks or other appropriate security measures. In the

How to make my HMO property in Liverpool fire safe

By | 2018-06-07T08:54:26+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

The risk of a fire occurring and the harm a fire could cause is increased in multiple occupied dwellings. Therefore measures must be taken to reduce the levels of risk to occupiers in the event of fire. The strategy to reduce the risk of harm to the occupiers in the event of a fire

What are the regulations regarding gas and electricity for an HMO?

By | 2018-06-04T11:52:40+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

Gas Installations All gas supplies, distribution pipe-work and gas fired appliances must comply with the relevant gas safety regulations. All gas appliances must have an annual gas safety check undertaken by a GAS SAFE registered gas installer. A copy of the gas safety record must be made available to the occupier in accordance with

How do I know if my HMO is too crowded?

By | 2018-06-04T12:42:03+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

Space standards and overcrowding are addressed by Hazard 11 (crowding and space) of HHSRS. Shortage of space and overcrowding can increase the risks associated with other hazards, i.e. falls, collisions, burns and scalds, and fire. Therefore sufficient space is required to enable the household to safely utilise all facilities within the dwelling. The tables