10:54 AM, 20th February 2019, About 3 years ago 43
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.
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:
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.