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 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 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 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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