So out of the blue, Lewisham sent me an HMO Declaration notice where they stated that they are ‘satisfied’ that our house meets a standard test that it’s in ‘multiple occupation’ (section 254(2) of the 2004 housing act) with no justification whatsoever as to what satisfied them that this is the case.
I have 28 days to appeal to a ‘1st Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber’ or else the notice comes into force on 20th October with a long list of criminal offences listed regarding running an unlicensed HMO.
Lovely. Now it’s my problem to somehow figure a way out of this.
How do they even come to this conclusion?