Housing partnership issues injunction notices against leaseholders

Sutton Housing Partnership has recently issued four injunction notices on leaseholders who have undertaken unauthorised alterations to their flats, and are renting rooms out as separate dwellings.

Such alterations are a breach of the lease and are also unsafe for the people living in them, and the building as a whole.

If you’re a leaseholder please remember:

  • you must seek consent from SHP before you can sublet your property
  • the terms of your lease mean you must maintain your property as a single household dwelling at all times
  • we will always refuse permission to convert a leasehold flat into more than one dwelling or a ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ (HMO)
  • through SHP the Council will use its legal powers to seek forfeiture of the lease if a leaseholder has sub-divided their flat and does not restore it to a single dwelling.

For more information or to report a rogue landlord, email our Home Ownership Services Team: homeownership@suttonhousingpartnership.org.uk

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