HMOs video guide​ – Part 2 – article 4 directions

Welcome to Part 2 of our 6-part series about planning and HMOs. In this video, Martin Gaine explains what is meant by permitted development for HMOs, the C4 use class and, that enemy of HMO investors everywhere, the Article 4 direction.

In summary, an Article 4 direction takes away permitted development rights to convert a standard house or flat into a HMO with 3 to 6 sharers.