Glasgow row over flat split into three tiny bedrooms after licence bid

A bid to rent out a three bedrooms flat converted from two bedrooms in Dennistoun has faced 27 objections as residents complain deeds don't allow it.

A landlord applied for a new house in multiple occupation licence for the flat in the 6 Hanson Park property. But neighbours raised concerns about the plan at a licensing committee today in Glasgow including that the bedrooms would be too tiny.

Describing the licence bid as "wholly inappropriate,"objector Margaret Shankland said: "It is tiny rooms with shared facilities."

Pointing out Hanson Park is a large development of 224 flats, another objector, Eugene Doherty said: "The deeds say the flats should not be subdivided. This is turning a two bedroom flat into a three bedroom. It sets a precedent."

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He raised fears additional people staying in the flat would put more pressure on facilities.

Committee chair, councillor Alex Wilson, SNP, said matters concerning deeds is a civil matter.

The meeting heard instead of a lounge and kitchen just a 'living kitchen' remains due to the conversion.

Seeking to reassure residents on behalf of the applicant Trebate Limited , a representative said the landlord shows high attention to detail.

Giving an example of the landlord's reaction to issues, he told the committee how he responded to a call at 4am from tenants and dealt with the problem of a carbon monoxide alarm going off quickly.

He said: "No expense is spared making sure the flat is safe for tenants."

The meeting heard the landlord had about a dozen properties in the city centre area.

Councillors decided to grant the house in multiple occupation licence.

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