The checklist for successful floorplans
One of the many requirements for an HMO licence is a floor plan detailing the layout and room sizes.
This has recently been updated to assist Standards department within The City of Edinburgh council, ensuring that the minimum requirements are achieved.
The Edinburgh Letting Centre has robust processes in place to ensure that all submission requirements are achieved.
Poor preparation of the required documents can lead to significant delays in your HMO application and ultimately receiving your granted licence.
For all rooms (length and width of room and in the event of a coombed ceiling 1.5m clearly defined and measured from the coomb)
Where there is a kitchen/lounge both areas are required to be clearly defined and sizes of both areas provided
Length of available worktop including appliances/facilities e.g. 320cm of worktop with 60cm Hob and 110cm sink/drainer
Number of cupboards provided
Locations of appliances/facilities should be clearly marked on plans e.g fridge/freezer, washing machine, boiler etc.
One reasonable size refrigerator and freezer for a maximum of 5 persons. One cooker with an oven, grill and 4 cooking plates or rings for a maximum of 5 persons.
Location and number of sockets throughout property
Location of smoke/heat and CO alarms
Location of fire appliances (Extinguisher, log-book fire blanket and fire action notice)
Contents of any cupboard on the escape route (i.e. boiler, fuse board, white goods etc.)