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How important is ventilation in my HMO?

By | 2018-06-21T08:31:35+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

Adequate ventilation removes excess moisture that can contribute to condensation and pollutants. Inappropriate and or inadequate ventilation can contribute to the hazards damp and mould, excess cold, excess heat and pollutants. The dwelling should be able to cope with normal occupant activities that may produce excess moisture, without persistently high relative humidity. There should

What heating systems can I use for my HMO?

By | 2018-05-31T08:41:14+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The provision of adequate heating throughout a property is considered under Hazard 2 (excess cold) and Hazard 3 (excess heat) of the operational guidance of the HHSRS. In assessing the deficiencies that may give rise to such hazards, an inspection of the property will examine the thermal efficiency of the building with regard to

Do I have the correct and adequate lighting for my HMO?

By | 2018-06-04T12:56:46+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

There should be sufficient natural light during daylight hours to habitable rooms to enable normal domestic tasks to be carried out without eyestrain. Windows should be of adequate size, shape and position to allow daylight to penetrate into rooms. The minimum level of natural light can be achieved by providing windows of 1/10th of

What are the water supply regulations for an HMO?

By | 2018-06-04T13:08:39+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

It is important that drinking water supplies are wholesome as disease can spread from contaminated sources e.g. storage tanks. All dwellings should have at least one tap providing a potable water supply. This will usually be located in the kitchen Water supplies including all associated pipe work, fittings and water pressure should be adequately

What basic amenities should my HMO include?

By | 2018-06-04T13:16:27+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

The Housing Act 2004 defines basic amenities as being the W.C. the bathroom and the kitchen facilities. Bathroom In assessing the suitability of bathroom and toilet facilities, consideration will be given to various hazards including Hazard 17 - Personal Hygiene, Sanitation and Drainage. All baths and wash hand basins must be equipped with taps

What condition should my property be in to pass for an HMO in Liverpool?

By | 2018-06-04T13:29:43+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

A dwelling should be maintained in a reasonable state of repair and will fail if: One or more key building components are old and, because of their condition need replacing or major repair; or two or more other building components are old and, because of their condition need replacing or major repair. A building

What is councils intention with the increase of Article 4 areas in Liverpool?

By | 2018-06-04T14:16:55+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

Article 4 technically isn't in Liverpool yet. They are talking of bringing it in but nothing has been done as of yet. The areas they are talking about are L6, L7 and L15. It will restrict permitted development of a residential dwelling to an HMO of up to 6 bedrooms. Currently you can turn

Where is the best area to invest in an HMO in Liverpool?

By | 2018-06-04T14:02:32+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

There is varying demand for HMOs across the city. There is also a lot of change in where the demand is as student blocks are being developed across the city and certain areas of Liverpool which were traditional for student houses are now going empty. Demand differs for student, professionals and housing benefit tenants.

What is the average rental price for an HMO in Liverpool?

By | 2018-06-14T12:11:47+00:00 May 30th, 2018|FAQ|

The rental prices per area and by type of property and by type of room is something we go into detail on the Liverpool HMO Day. Please call the office to find out more about when the next one is scheduled. Please see the map below for average room prices based on postcode. Click