The new HMO regime commenced on 1st April 2019.
What is HMO?
Under the revised definition of what constitutes an HMO, if the accommodation is occupied by 3 or more persons, forming more than 2 households and rent is payable, the accommodation will be classed as a HMO. Under the new HMO regime, it is an offence to manage a licensable HMO without holding the appropriate licence.
What this means?
All HMOs must be licensed by their local council.
All new HMOs must have planning permission and building control approval. An application will not be processed if the property does not have either of these approvals.
Anyone considering developing a HMO or converting an existing property into a HMO must apply for planning permission to do so.
What can we do to help?
We can survey the building and produce architectural drawings that you (the owner/manager) will need to submit to the council to gain the appropriate license.
For more information, visit the Belfast City Council’s link below;
Green Form- Official Planning Approval for Medical Building, Derry
APPROVED- We’ve got the green form!
If you have queries regarding planning for a project of any size, we can help you out! Book now for a 1 hour consultation for only £40 – all proceeds go to the Jill Todd Trust in partnership with Friends of the Cancer Centre as we are taking part in Ask an Architect 2018. See below for more details or…
WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN ASK AN ARCHITECT 2018!
At McGurran Associates you can benefit from the experience of both Chartered Architects and Chartered Planners so whatever your query, we can help!
You don’t have to wait until Ask an Architect week in May as we are arranging consultations to raise money for this fantastic cause now!
Ask an Architect is a great opportunity for private individuals who want to renovate, extend or even build their own home but it is also open to Businesses including property developers, quarry operators, farmers and retailers.
MEDICAL HUB DERRY: PLANNING APPROVAL GRANTED
Derry City & Strabane District Council have granted planning approval for our New Cityside Medical Hub on the former Arntz factory site! Check out the video on our homepage !
Here’s a still from the video played at the council meeting today as well as some screenshots of our twitter. Click here for the BBC News Article about the project.
EVENT: Habitat for Humanity Table Quiz and Ballot!
Our very own Anna McGurran and her friend Anna Glover are holding a table quiz and ballot in the Balmoral Golf Club to raise money in aid of Habitat for Humanity. Details for the event are in the picture below!
The event is on Friday the 26th of January at 8pm at Balmoral Golf Club! Feel free to come along- everyone is welcome!
Petrol Filling Station and Restaurant- Limerick
Limerick City and County Council have issued a decision to grant planning approval for a Petrol Filling Station and Restaurant at Clondrinagh, Limerick.
Holiday Closing Times
We’ve updated the information on our contact page with our closing dates for the Christmas/New Year period.