HMO amenity standards - Mansfield District Council

HMO amenity standards - Mansfield District Council
Mansfield HMO Amenity and Space Standards
Bathroom Requirements
Occupiers
Up to 4
5
6-8
9
10
11-12
13-15
Shared Wash
Hand Basin
(with
splashback)
1
2
2
3
4
4
5
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
Shared WCs
Shared Baths or
Showers
At least one WC
should be in its own
compartment (or in
an additional
bathroom)
At least two WC’s should
be in their own
compartment (or
additional bathrooms)
Item
HMO’s with shared use of facilities
Households within HMOs who have
exclusive use of facilities.
Cooker
Oven, grill and 4 ring cooker for
every 5 occupants
Grill, oven and two hot rings (for a single
person), or 4 hot rings (for a household)
Combination
Microwave
Optional – may allow extra sharing
of cooking facilities at the Councils
discretion.
Optional – may allow extra sharing of
cooking facilities at the Councils
discretion.
Kitchen sink
A sink on base unit with drainer
with hot and cold water supply for
every 6 occupants.
Optional – may allow extra sharing
of kitchen sink facilities at the
Councils discretion.
Depth – min 500mm
Length – 0.5m per person for first
3 occupants plus 0.25m for each
additional occupier
At least 4 sockets for every 5
occupants(excluding those in use
for fridge, washing machine etc.)
Increase number proportionately
for extra occupants.
Single wall unit or single base unit
for each occupant
A sink on base unit with drainer with hot
and cold water supply.
Dishwasher
Worktop
Electrical sockets over
worktop
Dry food storage
Optional – may allow extra sharing of
kitchen sink facilities at the Councils
discretion.
Depth – min 500mm
Length – 1m per person
At least 4 sockets excluding those in use
for fridges etc.
Single wall or single base unit for one
person (proportionately for more in
household)
Standard size fridge (119litre) with
freezer compartment.
Fridge (with freezer
compartment or
separate freezer)
Refuse disposal
Standard size fridge (119litre) with
freezer compartment for every 3
occupants.
At least one 20 litre plastic or metal container for each group of 5 occupants or
part thereof
Ventilation
A mechanical extraction fan in accordance with Building Regulation
requirements
Kitchen Requirements
Bedrooms
Bedroom with no lounge/dining
space elsewhere and cooking
facilities not provided in
bedroom
Bedroom with adequate lounge
or dining space elsewhere &
cooking facilities not provided in
bedroom.
Bedrooms with cooking facilities
provided in the room
1 person
room
10 m2
2 person
room
15 m2
3 person
room
20 m2
4 person
room
25 m2
8 m2
12 m2
17 m2
22 m2
14 m2
18 m2
23 m2
28 m2
Living Areas
Kitchens
7m2 if used by 1-5 persons
Shared dining room
For over 5 persons an additional 3m2 per person sharing the
kitchen.
1.5m2 per person (for those sharing the space)
Shared living room
2m2 per person (for those sharing the space)
Notes
Bathrooms
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Any person with access to an en-suite facility shall be excluded from the calculations.
Bathrooms and WCs must be of an adequate size and layout, be adequately heated
and ventilated and should include mechanical extraction.
All rooms in which a WC is located shall have a wash hand basin in the same room.
All baths, showers and wash hand basins shall be fit for purpose and have taps
supplying an adequate supply of hot and cold water.
Bathrooms and WCs must be suitably located, not more than two floors from any living
accommodation.
The Council must determine on a case by case basis whether each letting room must
have a wash hand basin (unless a sink is already provided). When making the decision
the Council will have regard to the age, character, size, layout and existing provision for
wash hand basins, bathrooms and toilets of the property.
Kitchens
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Each kitchen must have a suitably sited fire blanket, and adequate provision of fire
doors and fire detection.
All kitchens shall be of such a layout and size to adequately enable those sharing to
safely store, prepare and cook food.
Shared kitchens must be suitably located, not more than two floors from any living
accommodation except where dining room is provided next to the kitchen.
All equipment and facilities in kitchens shall be fit for purpose.
General
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In rooms with sloping ceilings any floor space with less than 1.2m ceiling height will not
be considered as part of the room measurement.
Any shared living room or dining room must be suitably and conveniently located.
Accommodation must have adequate means of space heating.
Communal areas shall be fitted with appropriate fire detection and precaution
equipment. Specific advice can be given by contacting the Strategic Housing Service
on 01623 463212.
Using this Guide
The standards prescribed within this document are usually regarded as a minimum
however other factors or compensatory features may be taken into account when
inspecting a property therefore allowing for a degree of flexibility in applying the standards
in certain circumstances.
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