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A HMO by its definition 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. It’s sometimes called a ‘house share’.
Your property is defined as a large HMO if all of the following apply:
it is rented to 5 or more people who form more than 1 household
some or all tenants share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities
at least 1 tenant pays rent (or their employer pays it for them)
However, even if your property is smaller and rented to fewer people, you may still need a licence depending on the area. Therefore it is always advised to speak with your local council to check.
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If you read the above I have set out that your property does not meet the threshold for HMO there will not need the licence.However there is a very important caveat to this. The government guidance states that you must check with your local council. Who are your local council and I will check if I can get contact details for them. Often these issues are safer clarified in writing.
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