Accustic insulation in HMO houses

John L
John L
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1 week ago
Hello All, We would like to ask you for advice in the following matter. We have been approached by CNC officer who told us that we must conform to the noise reduction standards between bedrooms as if they were separate flats or guest house. We asked CNC for a building certificate needed for planning and also as option 2 to be able to extend the HMO licence for more than 6 rooms and occupants. We have several HMO houses with more than 7 occupants and we have never been forced to have something like this before. It is an old building and there are people living in these rooms already, so it would be impossible to do yet another renovation. Is there any law or act which states that we are obliged to do acoustic insulation in such house. Currently it is 6-resident HMO, but we want to extend it for more. If there is a law, could you refer me to that so I could check it. I checked Part E act but it doesn’t say anything about such obligation. I also heard that 6-resident HMO's do not require anything like that. Could you let us know more about this problem? Is it a new law? Thank you,

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