HMOs with 6 rooms in London

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    HMOs with 6 rooms in London

    Are properties like this a no brainer investment usually in London?

    There should always be demand for rooms right?

    Maybe more so in future due to how expensive flats/ houses are to rent?

    No brainer investments that are available are always worrying.
    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).


      HMO + Brainless owner tends to result in owner with criminal record!


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