SHP has recently issued four court orders on leaseholders who have made unauthorised changes to their flats, and are renting rooms out as separate homes. Such changes lead to unsafe living conditions, affect the building as a whole and are a breach of the lease.
Are you a leaseholder? Remember, as per the terms of your lease, you must:
- seek consent from SHP before you sublet your property
- maintain your property as a single household home at all times
SHP will always:
- refuse permission to convert a leasehold flat into more than one home or a ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ (HMO)
- use its legal powers (through the council) to regain a lease if a leaseholder has sub-divided their flat and does not restore it to a single home.
For more information, or to report a rogue landlord, email our Home Ownership Services Team: firstname.lastname@example.org