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#1 LittleAcorns

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:08 PM

Hi All

We are currently debating on weather to sell our boat or rent it out but not hire out.

Does anyonw know of any specific requirements that will need to be met, ie. insurance..ect.

thankyou
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

First things first. Welcome

Have a look here http://www.britishwa...o.uk/license-it

especially here;

http://www.britishwa...-and-conditions

Renting it out will be the same a hiring it out.

It will have to comply with the higher standards of BSS for hire boats

http://www.boatsafet...ttheGuide_7.asp

Insurance will be higher, you will have to tell your insurers???

Edited by bottle, 24 January 2012 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

First things first. Welcome

Have a look here http://www.britishwa...o.uk/license-it

especially here;

http://www.britishwa...-and-conditions

Renting it out will be the same a hiring it out.

It will have to comply with the higher standards of BSS for hire boats

http://www.boatsafet...ttheGuide_7.asp

Insurance will be higher, you will have to tell your insurers???


thank you for that, just a quick question, we do not have to pay for a licence on our moorings as they are private waters, would we still have to obtain a different type of licence or would this not apply as we dont need one now.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:38 PM

thank you for that, just a quick question, we do not have to pay for a licence on our moorings as they are private waters, would we still have to obtain a different type of licence or would this not apply as we dont need one now.

So are you saying the boat will never go out on to BW waters. Do you have planning consent for a residential mooring?
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:09 PM

thank you for that, just a quick question, we do not have to pay for a licence on our moorings as they are private waters, would we still have to obtain a different type of licence or would this not apply as we dont need one now.


Forget everything I posted, it is now a completely different ball game.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:28 PM

The owner of your mooring will not be happy about subletting.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:37 PM

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You will have to arrange that your property (boat) is completely suitable as accommodation for tenants, is thoroughly safe (meets all expected H&S regulations, that you are fully insured as a landlord, you have the approval of your Landlord - - and that you declare your rental income as part (?) of your unearned income to HMRC.
There will also be additional H&S regulations as referred to above.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

It's a ballache to do yourself because you need to jump through a lot of hoops. On the other hand, if your boat is suitable, you might be able to place it in a hire fleet as a sponsored boat? Although most I've spoken to are more interested in building the boat for you in the first place.

Edited by Morat, 25 January 2012 - 09:17 AM.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

So are you saying the boat will never go out on to BW waters. Do you have planning consent for a residential mooring?


Where did the OP say they planned to rent their boat out for residential use? Have I missed that bit?

The owner of your mooring will not be happy about subletting.


Do you know the mooring owner? :unsure:

I'm puzzled by all these assumptions. Who knows, perhaps it was the mooring owner's idea?

Little Acorns

You will have to arrange that your property (boat) is completely suitable as accommodation for tenants, is thoroughly safe (meets all expected H&S regulations, that you are fully insured as a landlord, you have the approval of your Landlord - - and that you declare your rental income as part (?) of your unearned income to HMRC.
There will also be additional H&S regulations as referred to above.


Some of this may not apply if it's not let out for residential use. Perhaps the OP can clarify their intentions?

Edited by blackrose, 25 January 2012 - 07:27 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:37 PM

thank you all for yor feedback
we dont have planning permission for residential mooring, i was orignally thinking of not letting the rentee take it out for security reasons, although the marina it is on is fed by private water as soon as you are out its on BW waters.

This was just an idea to see if we could hang onto the boat, but i think after all the problems it could raise, its gonna have to go off to the brokers..

thank you all for your time
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:04 PM

thank you all for yor feedback
we dont have planning permission for residential mooring, i was orignally thinking of not letting the rentee take it out for security reasons, although the marina it is on is fed by private water as soon as you are out its on BW waters.

This was just an idea to see if we could hang onto the boat, but i think after all the problems it could raise, its gonna have to go off to the brokers..

thank you all for your time



why don't you do one of those 'share schemes' might be worth looking into.best wishes Sue
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:23 PM

Hello Little Acorns,

I have been researching for quite some time about renting a narrowboat long term. May I ask are you still looking for a tenant?

Many Thanks,

Chloe
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:49 AM

Hello Little Acorns,

I have been researching for quite some time about renting a narrowboat long term. May I ask are you still looking for a tenant?

Many Thanks,

Chloe


we still have the option open, but the boat is based in warwickshire.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:27 AM

Hi All

We are currently debating on weather to sell our boat or rent it out but not hire out.

Does anyonw know of any specific requirements that will need to be met, ie. insurance..ect.

thankyou


Might be worth your while speaking to 'Escape The Rat Race' http://etrr.co.uk/
They have a scheme where they let your boat for you (long term), licence, insure and maintain it in return for the letting income.

John
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:31 AM

we still have the option open, but the boat is based in warwickshire.


Not withstanding the need for an annual landlords gas certificate if there is LPG on the vessel and it is tenanted, there may also be additional requirements for electrical certificates and as the boat doesn't move, it may be within scope of the latest fire regulations, you'd be well advised to check this matter out. Fire brigades seem to be taking the fire regs very seriously at the moment.

On the other hand if you rent it out as moving boat - a residential launch, it will then need a BW licence, and you'll need the non-private version of the BSS examination. You'll also need suitable insurance for the boat to meet BW's licensing T&Cs.

HTH
Rob

Edited by Rob@BSSOffice, 27 January 2012 - 03:32 AM.

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