Is it an HMO if landlord is resident?

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  • Matthew Moody
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    I agree with Jeffrey - the Scottish Law requires all landlords to register before renting out rooms - whether you are resident or not.

    Also, Attila is correct regarding the live-in situation - as soon as you hit 2 or more in a HMO, then it is classified as a HMO per the normal regulations - 2 or more unrelated households is a HMO.

    Obviously if you have a HMO with 3 or 4 in then the health and safety regulations are less, but you will still have to adhere to them.

    The only way I have heard of a landlord going around this is where the entire house lives as a household - ie they cook together, walk the dog, breakfast is provided etc. But I wouldn't rely on it as the councils are tightening up where they can.

    regards
    Matthew

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by masnowdrop13@hotmail View Post
    If I rent out 3 rooms to lodgers (one room en-suite) and my son stays in the property do I need an HMO? I live in Scotland
    Warning: Scottish law is different from E&W where most LZ members are.

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  • masnowdrop13@hotmail
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    Lodgers in Scotland

    If I rent out 3 rooms to lodgers (one room en-suite) and my son stays in the property do I need an HMO? I live in Scotland

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  • attilathelandlord
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    Yes I am sure.

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  • jeffrey
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    Are you sure? If L is resident, and lodgers are therefore not separate-unit occupiers, is it not then still a single household?

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  • attilathelandlord
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    landlord plus 2 lodgers = no HMO

    landlord plus more than 2 lodgers = HMO

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  • mollysbb
    started a topic Is it an HMO if landlord is resident?

    Is it an HMO if landlord is resident?

    Right, Im sure this sounds daft, but if I buy a huge house and live in it, but rent out rooms, so the tenants are sharing facilities, does this constitute an hmo?
    Cheers
    Molly

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