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Hello my name is Jamie and I will help you. I am just reviewing your question. This is an email service so there may be delays when responding.
Are there more than the permitted number of people staying there?
Then yes, you will need a licence.
Otherwise, everyone could just set up a Co to get around the HMO regs.
This is assuming they are not from the same family etc.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 ‘household’ (for example a family) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen. I
Does that clarify?
Yes. Even short let.
Can I assist with anything else today?