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I would appreciate your thoughts on whether the following will constitute an HMO:
My husband and I would like to buy a flat and rent out 2 of the rooms to 2 separate people. We would use a third room for ourselves from time to time when we are visiting London.
We would share the kitchen but may have an en-suite.
As we would still only have 2 tenants then there is no HMO as we would only be visiting the flat?
This would not be our principle private residence so we cannot have the 2 occupants as lodgers.
Thanks for your assistance.
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
If you let your property to several tenants who are not members of the same family, it may be a ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ (HMO).
Your property is an HMO if both of the following apply:
- at least 3 tenants live there, forming more than one household
- toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities are shared
A household consists of either a single person or members of the same family who live together. It includes people who are married or living together and people in same-sex relationships.
An HMO must have a licence if it is occupied by 5 or more people. A council can also include other types of HMOs for licensing.
Find out if you need an HMO licence from your council.
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