Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : Have You complained to the landlord, rather than freeholder or the council please?
We have no landlord. We share the freehold between our two flats
I have not complained to the council as this is not a council home
Alex Watts : Ok, but if it's a HMO won't they licence it?
It's not a house share as we do not share facilities. They are two entirely self contained flats. we have the downstairs and they have the upstairs
We are an HMO category F
Alex Watts : Ok. What you can do is write to them and ask them to stop otherwise you will seek a court order.
Alex Watts : If they refuse then you can see a local solciotor who can write and ask them to stop, otherwise you will seek a court ordrt.
Alex Watts : If they refuse then you can issue proceedings. You will need to complete forms n1
Alex Watts : http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
Alex Watts : And n16a
Alex Watts : http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n016a-eng.pdf
Alex Watts : The court will list the matter for hearing and decide whether to grant an Injunction.
Alex Watts : If contested the court may give directions and set the matter down for a final hearing.
Alex Watts : If granted and breached then the residents can be warned, fined or sent to prison
Alex Watts : This is because it is contempt of court to ignore a court order.
Alex Watts : You are likely to need a solicitor at the final hearing as this is a court you should have solicitor to present your case.
Alex Watts : Can I clairfy anything for you about this today please?
I've been talking to the fire service today and using a communal area and main fire escape as storage is against fire regulations. As such do I have to go to a solicitor still?
Alex Watts : Yes because the effect is likely to be the same, a court order if they refuse
Alex Watts : But you don't have to, you could represent yourself.
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