I have a hmo with 6 people at the moment using 5 rooms on an addtional license, 1 storey building with 10 rooms in total, 1 kitchen and 3 bathrooms. No conversions it was built this way.
I wish to bring back into action two addtional rooms. 1 x single 1 x double = 3 persons and vary my licence accordingly to 9 people.
I have been informed by the LA that, I quote-
"our amentity standards requires 1 kitchen and bathroom for every 5 persons"
Would anyone know if this is correct/legal to request me to provide another kitchen? Previously I have always been allowed up to 15 people and kitchen was accepted because there was also microwaves as well as a cooker available to use.
They have also informed me of the following-
"You do not need to pay for the variation but you are required to pay for the use of two additional rooms at £200 per room"
Are the LA allowed to charge this £200 fee per room?
Advice most welcome thank you
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