House in multiple occupation fails to meet amenity standards

Retaining a 10 bedroom house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Liverpool was held to be undesirable due to the poor internal amenity space.

The property comprised a garden fronted, mid-terrace property with accommodation split over five floors including a basement. The latter sat two and a half metres below the external ground level which was well below the maximum of one metre set out in the council’s supplementary planning guidance. It contained a kitchen and two bedrooms and did not benefit from much natural light or ventilation. The outlook from the rear basement bedroom was into a lightwell, an inspector observed, a situation which also affected the front bedroom. Accordingly, the two basement bedrooms did not provide adequate light, ventilation and outlook for occupiers and the appeal was dismissed.

Inspector: Andrew Parkin; Written representations

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