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1. The usual classification of an HMO is that the property has shared areas this would usually be a kitchen but could be a common area such as a living room. if no such shared areas exist then it would not be an HMO
2. It could be rented out by the occupier of the flat
3. That is not a legal requirement, for example the occupants could agree it could be used for the landlords storage
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You cannot sue the landlord for a parking place. You cannot register the business if the lease says you cannot. The company cannot enter into an agreement if it is dormant. I trust this assists