Plans have been submitted to convert a three-bedroom Thamesmead home including garage into a nine-person House of Multiple Occupation (HMO).
This is the latest example in a trend to convert family homes into HMO with rooms let to individuals or couples. The plan states: “The proposed development has no impact on the adjoining premises and therefore there would be no loss of amenity to the neighbouring buildings and occupiers.”
Would that be the case with parking? In terms of bins and refuse waste, it states: “The proposal and the no of occupants is not far off from the previous no of
occupants, and so there is no need for extra arrangements and the use is not expected to change significantly.”
Losing family homes to HMOs has been ongoing for some time. While many complain about new builds, the more new homes there are (especially truly affordable homes) the less existing homes will be converted and subdivided.
Click here to view the plan.