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You can have 3 people on a private residential tenancy but the law says that the landlord has to hold an HMO licence for the premises. The tenancy agreement would still be a private residential tenancy however, usually a joint and several arrangement between the tenants. nere is a link that you might find useful: https://scotland.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/renting_rights/houses_in_multiple_occupation_hmos
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