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    #16
    Am I still classed as an owner occupier if I take in a lodger or a friend comes to live with me temporarily?

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      #17
      Yes, of course. You are the owner-occupier unless you give up possession of the property.

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        #18
        If you are owner occupier you are exempt from HMO rules if you take in up to two lodgers as has been said before.

        If the building is a section 257 HMO then that's for the building freeholder to worry about not you as a leaseholder, however it's unlikely to be much more onerous than meeting the Fire Safety Order would already be if the building were not a section 257.

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          #19
          Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
          Yes, of course. You are the owner-occupier unless you give up possession of the property.
          Is this 100%? Does anyone else agree or disagree with this statement?

          Thanks

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            #20
            Originally posted by Dazvader View Post

            Is this 100%? Does anyone else agree or disagree with this statement?

            Thanks
            What other status could you have? A lodger is a licensee not an assured tenant and a friend is just a guest so neither has a legal interest in the land and you remain the owner occupier

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