Those who are living in shared accommodation or with parents and have been granted FLR-M, did you submit a property inspection report or no?
I am not sure if I need to submit it or not with my FLR-M application.
You occupy and HMO and from the brief description a Property Survey is required without doubt.Hi guys, i live in a shared flat with my wife and 2months year old baby.we rent a double room ensuite and share only kitchen with rest of the flat mates. Can we use this for my FLR-M. The tenancy agreement has both i and my wife's name on. Is there a room size required for us?
https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...tion-maa/maintenance-and-accommodation-maa--2Hi guys, i live in a shared flat with my wife and 2months year old baby.we rent a double room ensuite and share only kitchen with rest of the flat mates. Can we use this for my FLR-M. The tenancy agreement has both i and my wife's name on. Is there a room size required for us?
12.1 Residential housing
The Housing Act 1985 contains statutory definitions of overcrowding in residential housing. The ECO should bear in mind, as Pakistan 2004 UKAIT 000066 says, that adequacy of accommodation must be assessed on an individual basis. It is not enough to equate adequacy with overcrowding.
A house is considered to be overcrowded if 2 persons aged 10 years or more of opposite sexes, who are not living together as husband and wife, must sleep in the same room. The Act also details the maximum number of people allowed for a given number of rooms or a given room floor area.
Account is taken only of rooms with a floor area larger than 50 square feet and rooms of a type used either as a living room or bedroom.
Rooms such as kitchens or bathrooms are excluded.
Under the Housing Act, the number of people sleeping in accommodation must not exceed the following:
Number of rooms Maximum number of people allowed
Each additional room in excess of 5 An additional 2 people
For the purpose of the Act:
a child under 1 does not count as a person.
a child aged 1-10 years counts as only half a person.
Very useful information. Thanks guys. So in your opinion using a shared flat is risky? It's a 4bedroom house and it has a couple in 1 room and individual each in 2 other rooms. My wife and i occupy the 4th room which has it's own toilet and bath inside. The room is big enough for our king size bed and space for our baby cot. My baby will be a year old the time we apply so she'll count as a half head according to your explanation. Do they look for overcrowding in the applicants room solely or the entire property. I plan moving to a 2bedroom in 2years before i apply for indefinite hopefully. But as at now I'm trying to see how best i can make the shared accomodation satisfactory to the ECO.
The Surveyor's Report will cover details of the size of property, number of people occupying, facilities shared, check the Property is Registered with the LA, if appropriate etc.Ok thank you. So 5.5 people living in a 4bedroom house is not overcrowded then as the housing act 1985 states the max for a 4bedroom is 7.5 people. Where in my application should i state 4 other people live in the house. Or the surveyor will state that in the inspection report? Do we need to provide information about the people living there as well. Thanks