HMO FLOOR PLANS
For HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy) properties, we have years of experience in dealing with Floor Plans. When you are drafting floor plans in order to apply for an HMO licence with your local authority, we hope to effectively guide you through the process while making sure that everything makes sense to you.
House of Multiple Occupancy Floor Plans
Own a house with multiple other occupants? Call us for a premium-quality HMO Floor Plan today!
What is an HMO Floor Plan?
Firstly, you may be unsure what an HMO is or whether the parameters apply to your property, so let us explain. HMO stand for ‘House of Multiple Occupancy’, so essentially, buildings with multiple households within them that are not officially registered as separate flats or apartments. Each tenant owns their own household within the wider building. In other words, they are ‘house shares’.
Since these kinds of properties have unclear boundaries for residents, as is often the case, one party usually lacks some basic amenities such as toilet facilities or kitchen space. Therefore, residents need to share these facilities with the other occupants. House shares with several independent residents may be classified as Large HMOs.
An HMO Floor Plan lays out the agreed-upon boundaries between each tenant’s private quarters and the communal sections, as well as the fire safety precautions found in the property, such as the locations of smoke alarms, fire exit doors, fire extinguishers, and smothering blankets. Like other forms of floor plans, HMO floor plans need to accurately document the layout of every room in the building.
What a HMO Floor Plan Includes
Quote – A full quote will be provided when you first begin developing your HMO Floor Plan with us. We will answer any questions you may have about your requirements beforehand.
Optional Full Site Survey – A member of our survey team can arrange a visit to inspect and assess your HMO property before the details for the floor plans are written and drawn up to an accurate scale.
Building Layout – We will draw up a floor plan for the property, showing the areas of each room and the tenants’ agreed-upon boundaries, as well as the locations of permanent fixtures, doors, windows, and so on.
Fire Safety Information – For the protection of all tenants, all of the fire prevention methods within the property are extensively covered in the floor plans, namely fire escape routes, fire blankets, extinguishers, smoke detectors and emergency lights.
Printed Copy – Once all the drafts have been approved and filtered through CAD (computer-aided design) production, we will post a printed copy of the floor plans to you, as well as email it as a PDF document.
Accompanying Safety Certification Documents for Landlords:
Gas Safety Certificate, Electrical Safety Certificate, Fire Risk Certificate, Energy Performance Certificate, Standard DBS Check
Why do you need a HMO Floor plan?
Property Sales – As with lease plans and title plans, an HMO Floor Plan is ideal for marketing your property – homes with multiple occupants that lack clear floor plans tend to get much less attention from potential buyers and fewer clicks online.
HMO Licencing – Landlords of multi-occupied properties must apply for an HMO Licence from their local authority. Commissioning for an HMO floor plan can greatly aid the application process, and we’re always eager to lend a hand with it.
HMO Floor Plan Examples
See below for a fictitious test example of an HMO Floor Plan.
General Document Details:
Floor Plan – A complete map of the floors, stairwells, fixtures, etc.
Drawing Title – Name of the document.
Address and Postcode – Designation of the property
Approx. Gross Internal Area – Measured in both square metres and square feet.
Scale Bar – Providing an exact frame of reference for the dimensions of the property.
Locations of Fire Safety Precautions:
Break Glass Call Point, Emergency Lighting, Fire Alarm Control Panel, Fire Blanket, Fire Door, Fire Extinguisher, Heat Alarm, Heat Detector, Smoke Alarm, Smoke Detector, Radiator.
Why use Lease Planners for your HMO Floor Plan?
Relevant Experience – We offer over a decade of experience in producing fully compliant lease plans, much to our clients’ continued satisfaction. We have worked alongside many esteemed organisations in various business sectors, such as solicitors, property developers, estate agents and marketers. Our catalogue of past professional clients includes:
Savills, Hopkins Homes, Berkley Group, Winkworth, Portico, Catalyst, among many others.
Lightning-Fast Turnaround – We aim to provide a fast and efficient service, with the whole process taking around a week to complete, should everything go smoothly. After you have booked with us, we will complete all necessary visits and checks on your property within 2-3 working days, then complete CAD (computer-aided design) production and send off the drafted floor plan documents over the course of a further 48-72 hours.
Competitive Pricing – We aim to be the most competitive lease planner organisation on the market and are always willing to adjust our prices to best suit our valued customers! We keep our prices completely transparent and fair to your needs.
Quality Customer Service – The quality of our customer service is renowned throughout London, Suffolk and beyond. We have been warmly noted for our responsiveness, efficiency and attentiveness to our customers’ needs and queries, leading to many recommending us as a first point of contact for anyone needing assistance with floor planning!
Get in Touch and Book a HMO Floor Plan Package Today
Whether you prefer a property survey visit or to simply give us the details yourself, simply give us a call or send us your enquiry and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.