Legal advice required on Scottish HMO issue

Readers Question - Published on 19/02/2013
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Legal advice required on Scottish HMO issueI own a flat in Scotland which my daughter lives in along with two rent paying flatmates. 

I have a difference of opinion with a council housing officer as to whether the flat has to have an HMO or not.

I believe that under the legislation I do not need to have an HMO as my daughter is invisible for the purpose of counting whether there are three different family individuals in the flat.

The council official states that unless my daughter is a part owner of the flat she counts towards one of the three different family individuals. Needless to say the paperwork available can be interpreted both ways

If you are aware of the Legislation in Scotland I can refer to I would be most grateful.

All the best,

Stephen Foster






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