Change of use?
I have inherited an HMO which was originally given a license to house 6 people. It consisted of 6 en-suite rooms and a shared kitchen. Since then, kitchenettes have been fitted in all the rooms (cooker, sink and cupboard underneath and counterspace) and the shared kitchen/dining area has been converted into a nearly self-contained apartment. This is in the basement and has its own entrance, although there is access to the main building. There is still a shared utility room and some of the rooms share fridges/freezers in a common area.
The license is due for renewal at the end of this year with Salford City council. Is there any way to avoid having to rip the new kitchens out in order to meet the conditions for license renewal (or qualification for a different type of license) and also should all tenants pay their own council tax?
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