Updated Guidance on HMO Floorplans November 2021
The checklist for successful floorplans
One of the many requirements for an HMO licence is a floor plan detailing the layout and room sizes.
This has recently been updated to assist Standards department within The City of Edinburgh council, ensuring that the minimum requirements are achieved.
The Edinburgh Letting Centre has robust processes in place to ensure that all submission requirements are achieved.
Poor preparation of the required documents can lead to significant delays in your HMO application and ultimately receiving your granted licence.
For all rooms (length and width of room and in the event of a coombed ceiling 1.5m clearly defined and measured from the coomb)
There are two types of HMO properties: with and without a communal living area. If there is a communal living room (at least 11 sqm), the smallest bedroom should be at least 6.5 sq. m, with a width not less than 2.25 m. On the other hand, if after turning a living room into additional bedroom the property lacks a real communal living space (for example big dining room adjacent to the kitchen would still count as a communal living space), then the smallest bedroom will need to be over 10 sqm.