Basically our landlord wants to rent a bedroom to us which is in the basement and does not have a window. It has its own lock and is in a house of multiple occupancy.
Is this legal?
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- Thread Starter
- 12-05-2013 00:41
- PS Reviewer
- 13-05-2013 12:32
If it's habitable and has central heating I don't think it would be illegal, though I'm not 100% sure. I personally wouldn't sign up to live in a basement with no windows...
- 13-05-2013 20:43
If it does not have a natural light or ventilation (can be mechanically assisted) is not usually so far as building control concerned a habitable room and should not be rented as a bedroom.
If for example it adjacent to a room with window (usually that window must open) and there is no obstruction (for example a door) between the two rooms, that may b.e allowed. But that does not sound like what the OP described.
If it is a registered HMO, the council should have designated which rooms can be let, some councils put the register online, it may state how many lettable rooms are present.Last edited by edjunkie; 13-05-2013 at 20:49.