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Hi Liveseeds.
Good thing you checked, as I don’t think either of these points are correct.

I checked in with Mike Edmunds (head of Leaseholder Services) and this is what he said:

The council has recently included an article in the home owner news on letting which states:

Frequently asked questions about letting out your property – we have had several enquiries from leaseholders, asking what the Camden lease allows:

Q: Can I use my property for short holiday lets?
A: No, your lease requires you to use your property for residential use only and letting your property on sites such as Airbnb is a breach of your lease. Breaching the lease could also invalidate the buildings insurance.

Q: Do I have to apply for an additional licence under Camden’s local licensing scheme?
A: Yes, if your property is occupied by three or more people who form more than one household, your property is a flat in multiple occupation.

Mike didn’t answer your question about smoke alarms, but I think you need more that 1 of those too. If you contact hmolicensing@camden.gov.uk they will be able to advise you on this. Email is probably best as in my experience they rarely answer the phone (and this way you have it in writing)