CONVERSION OF HOUSE INTO SELF CONTAINED FLATS
Can your property be converted?
If you have the space your home may have the potential to be split into self contained units (flats) without to much cost. any building lager than 120 Sqm may be suitable for conversion to flats a well designed conversion will allow you to make the most out existing space with out the need for additions talk to us and we will give you free and impartial advice.
Ensure, where possible, that similar rooms are located above and below each other in a “stacked” layout, i.e. kitchens above and below kitchens, bedrooms above and below bedrooms.
Where possible layouts should be designed to avoid overlooking of neighbours' gardens/private spaces.
Where pipework cannot be accommodated internally, layouts should be designed so that bathrooms are located to the rear of the property in order to avoid new waste pipes and drains running down front elevations.
You will need full planning and building regulation approval for this type of conversion contact us for advice or a quote on 0207 503 0360 or visit here
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If your property falls below 120sqm you may apply for a house of multiple occupancy
House conversion to house of multiple occupation (HMO)/hostels and student accommodation
HMOs AND HOSTELS
We will provide you with plans for submission to your local council as part of your Application for property licence for House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) also prepare and submit your building regulations application. Your property will probably need modifying to conform to conditions set out by this type of application.
Hmos and Hostels include living accommodation where facilities such as kitchen, bathroom and WC are shared by a number of occupants who otherwise live separately. The definition of a HMO for the purposes of this guidance depends on the element of self containment to the individual bedrooms or bedsits in a house or building, and the degree to which individuals live together or separately.
Although HMOs can sometimes provide useful accommodation for people who do not wish to or cannot afford to buy property, it is desirable, wherever possible, to Upgrade the standard of accommodation to that of self contained flats in the interests of health, safety and amenity for the occupants. you may not need planning permission for this type of alteration
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