The HMO Blog
Are you HMO compliant? What landlords need to know about planning and licensing
Reading Time: 7 minutes Planning and licensing for a house in multiple occupation (HMO) aren’t the same thing. Getting the two mixed up can lead to serious consequences.
HMO Energy Requirements 2028: Why You Might Need To Go Beyond That
Reading Time: 7 minutes The UK goverments plans EPC rating C+ requirement for rentals by 2028 for net-zero target. Non-compliance may lead to penalties. What does this mean for your HMOs?
HMO council tax – am I going to be charged council tax per bedroom?
Reading Time: 6 minutes HMO landlords pay council tax, with exceptions based on tenancy/property. Disaggregation may raise costs. Find out more.
HMO Fire Regulations 2023 – what landlords need to know
Reading Time: 6 minutes On the 23rd of January 2023, the Fire Safety (England) Regulation 2022 came into force. In this article, we review the new regulations from the
Tenants expect more than just compliance with HMO toilet requirements. They want ensuites!
Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s the second best present you can get an HMO tenant? According to a recent poll, their own ensuite toilet or bathroom. The HMO market
Converting A Church To An Airbnb? (Innovative Ideas For A Unique Experience)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Intro Last year, the UK ranked third globally for nights booked on Airbnb. The average price per night went up almost 30%, and there is a fresh smell
The future of HMO properties
Reading Time: 7 minutes Getting to grips with the property investment business can be a challenge, especially with what’s happening in the economy today. There are differing views on
Interior design ideas for HMO properties
Reading Time: 7 minutes The HMO market is full of competitors as the number of HMO property investors increases. And whether you are an established HMO landlord or just
HMO bathroom requirements: Ultimate guide and design tips
Reading Time: 6 minutes In a competitive rental market, bathrooms are the ultimate judgement zone. The days of tired, average-looking HMO bathrooms are long behind us. Basic and potentially
Benefits of HMO Property Investment
Reading Time: 5 minutes What are the benefits of HMO property investment and what are the next steps that you can take to make your investment worth while?
How To Find The Right Builder? Learn How To Avoid Cowboy Builders
Reading Time: 7 minutes When you invest in a property, no matter what size it is, you want to get everything right and on time. And, you might wonder: “How to find the right builder”?
HMO Planning Drawings 2022 – Can You Use Your Own Drawings To Gain Planning Permission?
Reading Time: 8 minutes What are HMO Planning Drawings, What Drawings will the Council want to see, Can you do your own drawings? Learn everything you need!
Co-Living vs HMO In 2022- What’s The Big Difference?
Reading Time: 7 minutes What’s the difference between co-living vs HMOs? What are the benefits, and Why should landlords be interested in co-living vs HMO?
Ultimate Guide To HMO Due Diligence In Article 4 Areas – 1/2
Reading Time: 7 minutes As an investor, how do you make sure your investment has the potential to give you a good return? Whether you’re buying stocks or houses,
What Is Sui Generis Planning? (Secrets Of A Great Application)
Reading Time: 10 minutes Learn what makes a great Sui Generis Planning Application, what to include in your app and how to handle objections. Real HMO Case Study included…
HMO Licence Renewal? (3 Steps To Ensure A Smooth Renewal)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Are you looking for an HMO Licence Renewal? Lenders and councils are now asking for proof of C4 or Sui Generis Use Class. Here’s what you need…
How To Draft An Effective HMO Tenancy Agreement? (Guest Post)
Reading Time: 9 minutes When drafting your HMO Agreement your ambitions to become an HMO Landlord come to fruition. It’s an important step and drafting a thorough and robust
Permitted Development Loft Conversion For HMOs (Full Guide)
Reading Time: 10 minutes Can you get permitted development loft conversion for your HMO? Or do you need planning? Is it worth converting a loft into a bedroom? This and lots more…
HMO Compliance Checklist (3 Key Tips To Protect Your HMO)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Looking for the Ultimate HMO Compliance Checklist? Here are 3 Key Tips to protect your HMO including 5 BONUS ones from over 15 years of investing experience
Make Your House Your Dream Home (Renovations101 Summit)
Reading Time: 9 minutes Planning a renovation or building your dream home is very challenging. This summit provides important tips for running your project smoothly and nicely. The summit
Do I Need A HMO Licence? (Why It’s Important You Get One)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Do I need a HMO licence? Learn why it’s important you get it, various types, how to apply, cost, time involved, licence refusals, transfers and exemptions
HMO Conversion Guide – How To Turn Any Property Into An HMO
Reading Time: 11 minutes Should you convert a property into an HMO? Is an HMO conversion worth it? Learn about costs, managing hmo planning, fire regulations and other key risks..
What Is Article 4? (7 Tips To Buy A HMO In Article 4 Areas)
Reading Time: 8 minutes What is Article 4 and why was it introduced? Learn to find Article 4 areas, how to buy a hmo in Article 4 areas, minimize risk and maximize return.
The Ultimate HMO Room Sizes Guide
Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to House of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) there’s no doubt that there’s an interest in maximizing returns while still offering quality
HMO Kitchen Requirements (10 Must-Haves For Happy Tenants)
Reading Time: 7 minutes What are the HMO Kitchen Requirements in 2021? Top 10 tips and best practices to stay compliant, attract and keep the best tenants
HMO Fire Doors – Do You Genuinely Need It? (Honest Guide)
Reading Time: 6 minutes Does your HMO need Fire Doors? Learn where you need HMO Fire Doors, the different types, what to buy and how to get it for CHEAPER..
HMO Fire Regulations in 2021 (Everything You Need To Know)
Reading Time: 10 minutes How to comply with HMO Fire Regulations? What does it cost? Learn everything about HMO fire regulations including BONUS tips…
HMO Planning Permission in 2021 (How To Get Approved Faster)
Reading Time: 10 minutes What is HMO Planning Permission, how much does it cost, how to overcome objections? Learn everything you need in this Comprehensive Guide
Creating a HMO Tenancy Agreement
Reading Time: 2 minutes You’re taking on various legal obligations as an HMO landlord, and protecting yourself against future claims and disputes is fundamental. There are lots of free,
How To Utilise Space To Maximise Returns In A HMO (Webinar)
Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week our very own Giovanni Patania took part in a Qandor webinar as a guest speaker. Alongside Giovanni was host Mike Frisby, an accomplished
Are Buy To Lets Worth It? (BTL vs HMO vs Apartments)
Reading Time: 3 minutes There are a whole host of options available to rental property investors but are buy to lets worth it? They can certainly create high yields