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    4 Tenants want to share 2 bed flat

    What would happen if 4 tenants wanted to share a 2 bed flat. All 4 tenants are unrelated males. Would this be classed as a HMO that needs a license?

    #2
    Not unless the local authority had specific local licensing requirements, but it would be an HMO, and be required to follow the regulations for an HMO (which are essentially the same as for a licensed HMO).

    It's possible that the change of use would require planning permission, or be prohibited (again these are local policies).

    Room size is possibly an issue.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      Thanks for the reply. It's given me a good starting point to go from.

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        #4
        I am not sure if two unrelated males can share a bedroom.



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          #5
          Originally posted by Flashback1966 View Post
          I am not sure if two unrelated males can share a bedroom.


          How are hostels allowed to exist? I've seen some which have 8 beds in one room in central London. These are big chain businesses such as Belushis.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Flashback1966 View Post
            I am not sure if two unrelated males can share a bedroom.


            I assume that the clue to this statement is your forum name? Very droll

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              #7
              Originally posted by Bluebull View Post

              How are hostels allowed to exist? I've seen some which have 8 beds in one room in central London. These are big chain businesses such as Belushis.
              Hostels (like hotels) are entirely different types of business than residential accommodation.
              The regulations are entirely different.

              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                #8
                Originally posted by Flashback1966 View Post
                I am not sure if two unrelated males can share a bedroom.


                Where did you get that idea ?. I think boy scouts can share one tent together for the nght .

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Flashback1966 View Post
                  I am not sure if two unrelated males can share a bedroom.


                  Is this a question about the legality of Homosexuality ? Or didn't you get that memo... It's all sorted...Between consenting adults in private...its allowed
                  I Digress.
                  Would a couple (Hetrosexual or LGBT) be allowed to share a double room ? Would they have to have a double bed ? What if they preferred separate beds (because some couples like a decent nights sleep) ? Would they be allowed twin beds ?
                  What if a couple had 2 teenage kids and they wanted them to share a room? Would they be allowed Bunks ?

                  I ask all these daft questions because I don't see how 2 adult males sharing a room in twin beds or bunks is any worse than 2 teenagers sharing a room, or a couple sharing a room. That 4 people want to rent a 2 bed house suggests that they see the bedroom as just somewhere to sleep and they want to minimise the cost of accomodation. Who can blame them ?

                  I assume that all 4 will be named on one tenancy agreement and will be jointly and severally liable for the rent etc ? And that all 4 would be Referenced.

                  As an aside : would you prefer that they lied and pretended that it was 2 people sharing ?

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                    #10
                    I think its meant to be a joke Logical.lean. Forum name 'Flashback 1966', ie just before partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967.

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