A Town Planning Consultant’s Guide to HMOs

In this mini video series, Emily from ET Planning takes you through the some of the issues we see our clients facing when making Planning Applications for Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO). Each video in the series covers a different topic.

Two HMO’s secure lawfulness in restricted area

Properties which have been operating as small House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) (use class C4) for many years, and prior to the introduction of the Article 4 Directive, may be immune from enforcement action and only require a Certificate of Lawfulness in order to be regularised. This was the advice that ET Planning recently gave […]

Parking survey clinches the deal for planning approval

Residents can now park outside their rented HMO accommodation in Shinfield, Wokingham, thanks to ¬†ETPlanning’s organisation and reference to a parking survey which was submitted alongside a recent planning application. Parking was an important part of this retrospective planning application for the change of use of a semi-detached family dwelling in Shinfield to become an […]

Large student HMO approved in Oxford

Plans to increase an Oxford house in multiple occupation (HMO) from six to seven bedrooms was approved last month. During this application process it was important for ET Planning to demonstrate that the three-storey terraced property had been operating as a six bedroom HMO prior to new HMO restrictions which had been brought in by […]