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Renting a basement as a bedroom?? watch

    • Thread Starter

    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?

    Many thanks
    • PS Reviewer

    PS Reviewer
    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...

    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.
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