Hello, welcome to the website. My name isXXXXX can assist you with this.
Is this a council tenancy or your own private home?
this is my private home on mortguage
So what reason has the council given to you for changing the internal part of the building only?
Sorry i am working today. between 1230 and 1400.
Thats okay - we can move quickly if that helps.
i think it would be better if i show a copy of the letter the council sent to me
how can i do that?
You cant really, you just need to tell me what's in it - the important part.
Essentially, what is their reason for writing to you.
trying to send the attachment
Cant you say what's in it for me, I'm conscious you're about to start work.
I converted my garage into a room. i own the houe with mortgage. Council visited and sent a letter and said: -----You are required to stop using the extension within the former garage as a separate rental unit. You said the extension was developed as a ‘granny annex’ intended for your parents coming to liv e with you. That legitimate use is not prevented by this letter. Nor does this letter prevent you using the garage for the purpose it was developed as an extension to your lose family living space.
Please confirm to me in writing within 14 days of the date of this letter that the unauthorised use of the former garage as a separate bedsit rental unit has stopped and will not start again unless and until it should become duly authorised.
Now i am planning to keep a lodger. we will share the same kitchen. Can the council stop me keeping the lodger?
You are required to stop using the extension within the former garage as a separate rental unit. You said the extension was developed as a ‘granny annex’ intended for your parents coming to liv e with you. That legitimate use is not prevented by this letter. Nor does this letter prevent you using the garage for the purpose it was developed as an extension to your lose family living space.
Sorry i did not realise you were answering. i am happy to continue waiting......
PLease take a look the information above. Can the council stop me using the new room for lodgers?
I have received any answer yet
i still need help. i haven't got answer yet. can i keep lodgers?
No I have not
Originally i sent a letter and asked to convert the garage into a room for my parents. Unfortunately, my parents do not want to live there. I have invested so much money. I owe some money to my friends. To compansate it I have to keep lodgers in it. The inspecting officer visited and adviced me only my parents are allowed to stay.
As I was thinking of keeping lodgers, i received a letter from the enforcement officer that only my close family can stay there.
I have prepared a letter to the council saying- "Under the Hpusing Act 1985, I am planning to keep a pair of Nepalese lodgers. I am Nepalese and I will feel more comfortable with Nepalese to share the same kitchen, living room and other appliances. There are many Nepalese pensioners in Maidstone. They can only speak nepalese. they need help on many things, specially in language. As landlord, me and my wife can help them. Me and my wife work. My work involve during the day and night. My wife and my children will feel secure while i am away on nights. As the pensioners do not work, my house will be occupied during the day which is good while both of us are away at work. Many Nepalese house in Maidstone and around the country have been burgled (information can be found from Maidstone Police).The pensioners can not drive, so no parking facilities will be occupied. I would be much appreciated if you could advice me on this matter. ............"
xxxx Is it a good idea to send the letter? Do they have rhe right to stop keeping the lodgers?
Thank you. I have read a lot of things on the website about it. Under the government's 'Rent a Room' scheme, we are allowed not more that three lodgers. For more than three lodgers, we need HMO licence.
I am very happy now. I am satisfy with the answer. After reading the information on the website, I decided to take lodgers. As i was thinking of it, I received a letter from the enforcement officer. that is why i was worried.
Thank you very for your time.
Now i am finishing to rate. However if you want say something to me letter, i would be much appreciated.
sorry, i could not rate. Probably have to do it before the reply.
Please reply i will rate.