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I need clarification on HMO Legislation. Do I need to

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I need clarification on HMO Legislation. Do I need to register as an HMO if I am taking in lodgers on a 4 night a week basis?
I have engineers who stay with me Mon thru Fri and then return to their homes at weekends.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 5 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

What type of tenancy do they have?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Jamie,
I am Owner/Occupier of a 6 bedroomed detached house.
My guests are solely design engineers working on temporary 6/12 month contracts with Jaguar/Land Rover which is situated just 8 miles away.
I am an ex designer myself(now retired) and use to live a similar life 0n a freelance basis.
They work long hours (12 hour days}. The total time they spend at the property averages 48hours per week maximum.
They are registered in their own locality for voting , doctors, dentists etc. They do not use me as a mailing address.
However, I have had a visit from Warwick CC and they have informed me that they consider that I am operating as an HMO.
I hope this additional information helps.
Kind regards,
Vaughan
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 5 months ago.

I realise that. What type of agreement do you have signed with the tenants?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Jamie,
I have not signed any agreement with my tenants. They just pay me rent on a weekly basis.Regards,
Vaughan
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 5 months ago.

I assume you are not a B&B?

Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 5 months ago.

How many lodgers do you have?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Jamie,
I have 4 lodgers at present.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 5 months ago.

Plus you?