Is my student let a HMO or not?

by Readers Question

9:51 AM, 30th October 2017
About 4 years ago

Is my student let a HMO or not?

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Is my student let a HMO or not?

I rent a property to students through a local student Lettings company and have done so for many years. It is let to groups of friends under a joint tenancy, there are no individual bedroom locks and as such I believe that it is not a HMO.

Recently the students have requested individual locks on their bedroom doors, I am unsure legally if I can do this as I believe it is not an HMO and by putting locks on the doors could I be jeopardising my insurance etc?

Also from speaking with the fire brigade they are against internal door locks as this causes problems in the unfortunate event of a fire and gaining access.

Many thanks



Chris @ Possession Friend

10:31 AM, 4th November 2017
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by John Frith at 30/10/2017 - 13:11
Fire doors must be ' FD30 ' compliant (i.e 30 minutes worth of Fire protection ) such doors are marked and stamped as FD30.
( Heavier and more expensive than your normal internal doors )

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