HMO Design Appraisal
Is Your HMO Conversion Worth It?
Just because you CAN do it, doesn't mean you SHOULD
HMO Architect offers many services to support you every step of the way, such as; pre-purchase advice calls, HMO licence renewal and interior design to the highest quality to suit your needs and ideas.
HMO Conversions are complex developments and require great understanding, professional expertise and a detailed execution plan.
Buying an HMO without a thorough understanding of your proposed designs and whether you need Planning Permission to meet your investment goals can be risky.
If a property doesn’t work as an HMO, you need to know as early as possible so you can avoid costly mistakes.
What if you buy the property and don’t get Planning Permission for an HMO Conversion (Change of Use)?
Or cannot fit in 6 rooms as you originally thought and can only fit 5 rooms? How would that impact your cash flow?
Is your rental income and GDV/DUV (Done Up Value) estimate correct? What happens if your calculations are way off?
The Solution?- Get A Design Appraisal
HMO Design Appraisal - How It Works
HMO Architect will have Kick-Off Meeting with you to discuss your project at a high level and collect relevant details like:
- Address and Postcode
- Pictures, floor plans, measurements
- Link to the property on Rightmove / Zoopla etc.
- Confirm Project Brief
HMO Architect will complete a detailed and thorough study, exploring and assessing critical items like:
- Public Transport
- Property Location
- Conservation Area
- Flood Risk
- Article 4 in the Local Area
- Local HMO Standards
- Optimised Layout
- Waste Management And Bike Storage
- Planning Success Rate
- Ordnance Survey Map (Additional £100 + VAT)
We conclude with the likelihood of Planning Success and Recommendations and Advice on how to proceed with your project.
Note: You can also use the HMO Design Appraisal to support your Pre-Planning Application.
HMO Architect will arrange a Design Appraisal Review Call with you to go through the Design Appraisal and help you make the best decision that fits your investment goals.
HMO Design Appraisal - Packages
- Kick-Off Meeting ( 1 hour )
- Sketch Plan ( 1 Scheme )
- HMO Licensing Requirements
- Building Regulation Requirements
- Waste Management Plan
- Bikes Enclosure Plan
- 12-20 Working Days
- Everything In Basic
- Sketch Plan ( Additional Scheme )
- Public Transport Study
- Floor Risk Study
- Listed Building Study
- Conservation Area Study
- Planning Success Rate
- Design Appraisal Review Call ( 1 hour )
- 12-20 Working Days
- Everything in Regular
- High Level Cost Estimation
- Market Analysis & Comparables
- Rental Evaluation
- Screenshots from Rightmove
- GDV Estimate
- Consultants cost estimation
- 20 Working Days
** The above pricing applies for up to 6 Bed HMOs. For 7 Bed+ HMOs, please get in touch for Custom Pricing.
HMO Design Appraisal - Top Questions
What Is A Design Appraisal?
Why Do I Need A Design Appraisal?
Is It Feasible? (Can You Do It?)
Is It Viable (Should You Do It?)
What’s Covered In A Design Appraisal?
Existing & Concept Floor plan Layouts
HMO vs Flat Conversions
Local HMO Standards
Ordinance Survey Map (additional £100 + VAT)
Waste Management & Bike Storage
Is This A Paid Service?
How Much Does A Design Appraisal Cost?
HMO Design Appraisal Pricing
- Up to 6 beds – £397 (ex. VAT)
- 7-12 beds – £497 (ex. VAT)
- 12-20 beds – £600 (ex. VAT)
- 20 beds + (Please get in touch with us for the best price)
How Long Does A Design Appraisal Take?
A Design Appraisal Report takes around 10 working days to produce.
If you need it sooner you can request an expedited report within 3 working days for an extra fee (starting from £120 ex. VAT).
When Should I Get A Design Appraisal?
Do You Go On-Site To Do A Design Appraisal?
No, a Design Appraisal does NOT include an on-site visit. It is purely Desktop research done using sophisticated tools and intended to be quick and relatively cheap.
What Do I Need To Start A Design Appraisal?
How Do I Book A Design Appraisal?
- Please click on the Blue Button below where you can submit the form on our website.
- We’ll get in touch to arrange a time to speak that works best for you.
The HMO Lifecycle - Design Appraisal
Why Clients Trust HMO Architect
We are your Architect & Advisor. With over 15 years of experience investing in HMO’s and Buy-to-Let’s ourselves, we’ve made mistakes and learnt from them. Now we want to advise you so you can avoid costly mistakes.
With over 750+ consultations and 150+ HMO projects completed, we have a lot of experience with different HMO projects across the country. We help you creatively optimise space to meet your investment goals.
We are your eyes and ears in interactions with the Council, Builders and External Consultants. We report to to you all the time, every time so you can have complete peace of mind knowing your project is in good hands.
We understand how important time is to you. Whether securing a deal, getting planning permission, or designing the layout, time is money and we try our best to complete your project on time and budget to the highest quality.