Reply To: Extra Radiator in Bathroom under HMO Rules

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Anthony
Participant

Regarding your own situation on the heating it does indeed appear within the HMO Standards (p3) but it doesn’t stipulate that it has to be a radiator on the central heating system so you could also consider installing an electric radiator or heated towel rail.The fact it will never be used (or if it is it will be on the Tenants’ Electricity Bill) is beside the point

Very interesting to see the contrasting responses between the two Council Departments though – you could certainly challenge Leaseholder Services’s compliance with the Lease on the basis their own HMO Officer does not consider the heating system to be adequate.

Does go back to the other link though where they suggest each case should be considered on its own merits.