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If you have three or four occupants where one (or more) is not related, then your property is legally an HMO. However, With only three or four people, your property does not need a Mandatory HMO Licence that only applies where there are 5 or more people. However, IT MAY STILL NEED A LICENCE. Many Councils have introduced what is called an “Additional HMO Licensing” scheme.
So, even if there are only going to be two or three people in the property, is is best to check with your local council first to see if you need the licence.
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