Adjoining owner operating AHMO
HMO Licensing

Lambeth Walk
Lambeth Walk
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3 weeks ago

The adjoining neighbour to my additional HMO, is letting 3 rooms to 3 sharers in their property. If they apply for a license they will be refused on one bedroom, as it is an inner room (as I have been). My neighbour then has a 2 bedroom / 2 household letting and the additional HMO license is not required, so why would anyone make an application for a license they cant have in the first place? If they did make the application however, would the council issue a letter of conditions, or some such, as a license is not applicable? Is this technically an illegal HMO? (My property remains licensable as I have an extra bedroom in the loft extension) 
I share an insurance premium with the neighbour, as we are not the freeholder who arranges such things. Normally the premium split is 50:50 annually. I suspect this year my share will go up as I am now an AHMO and the freeholder is aware.
If I raise this question with the council, I will likely identify my neighbour, which I would rather not do.

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