HMO: Gaining familiarity with the term

A house in Multiple Occupation, or HMO, refers to properties shared by three or more tenants who are unrelated. Therefore as a general rule, families homes cannot pay claim to being a house in multiple occupation unless there are two non-family members paying rent on the property – a situation that rarely occurs.

Given these simple regulations, the term HMO can typically be applied to shared flats and houses, bedsits, bedsits, boarding houses, hotels and bed & breakfasts with permanent residents.

HMOs are generally more profitable than other residential lettings, but with this fact comes the point that successfully managing a HMO requires far more work and initial cost.

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HMO: Gaining familiarity with the term




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