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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)