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Appeal: London council prioritises family homes in HMO refusal

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An inspector has refused retrospective permission to convert a family home in north London to an HMO, citing the local authority's decision to prioritise the protection of family-sized accommodation in the area in order to retain 'economically active families'.

The appeal relates to a two-storey terraced house in Wood Green, currently in use as a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Originally comprising three bedrooms, a rear ground extension and dormer have been added, expanding the house to accommodate five units.

Inspector Helen Cassini noted that the rate of conversion from homes to HMOs in the area is below 20 per cent and the house is not .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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