42 Therefore, what is required is an assessment by the Tribunal of the qualitative effects of bedroom 7 having in part a sloping ceiling and the presence of an ensuite rather than additional living space. The Tribunal is satisfied that the configuration as at present is both objectively attractive and functionally useful. The Tribunal accepts the observation of Ms Fryer that the occupant can perform all usual living activities in this bedroom. It may be that bedroom 7 has an over generous provision of furniture, but that is a matter for the current occupant.
43 The plans and photographs, supplemented by the current tenant: letter, describe accommodation which is without doubt suitable. This is subject to one caveat. The Tribunal accepts that not everyone would choose this room. The sloping ceiling of part makes the room unsuitable for taller members of the population. That does not make bedroom 7 unsuitable in general terms.
The Tribunal considers that the provision of ensuite washing facilities in the context of bedroom 7 is an advantage and one that can be properly allowed to be enjoyed having regard to the area, height and layout of the bedroom.
44 As the Housing Health & Safety Rating Standards recognise, the Tribunal accepts that there will be locations in which the lack of usable space could cause psychological harm to an occupier. Not so in bedroom 7.
45 The room is attractively arranged and provides a facility that is suitable. To require the removal of the ensuite would be a waste of time, effort and money which would not serve any statutory purpose. Of course, if the arrangements for bedroom 7 were not suitable, requiring the removal of the ensuite facility, the condition would have been legitimately imposed and this appeal would have failed. However, that is not the case. The suitability of bedroom 7 for occupation in the HMO which is the Property is plain to see. Bedroom 7 provides a safe, useable environment for its occupier.
46 Accordingly, we allow this appeal and direct that the licence is varied by the deletion of the special conditions.