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After the Newham council has given me the Selective License

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After the Newham council has given me the Selective License to continue renting my property for 9 person on single tenancy for family and relatives, they visited the property last 10/02/2013 and told me that since each rooms have lockable internal doors and beds
, they consider the property to be HMO and I should take off the lockable internal doors, beds and fittings. The locks on these doors were there since I bought the property in 2006.
I have reported the 5 bedroom to the council when I apply for the liscence with 2 family member for 4 double room and one to the single room. These were the one reported for the liscence that was approved.
Do I have the right to appeal the removal of bedroom locks and reduction of beds as other family member will not have bed to sleep and security of the property could be effected having no locks on the bed room doors as burglary to the place happened several times before and the family renting may complaint for lock of security as this was one of the reason they rented my property.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.

Alex Watts : Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : Yes you can appeal,
Alex Watts : First you should write to the Council and ask them to reconsider the decision.
Alex Watts : If they do and their original decision stands or they refuse then you can appeal to the Housing Tribunal.
Alex Watts : You usually have to appeal within 28 days.
Alex Watts : But yes you can appeal.
Alex Watts : For more information please see
Alex Watts : http://www.justice.gov.uk/tribunals/residential-property
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer:

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