Renting to a family that sublets - is this an HMO?

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  • Renting to a family that sublets - is this an HMO?

    I am looking to rent a house to a family, and the family wish to rent (sublet) one bedroom in the house to support the payment of the rent. I am happy to give the family the option to sublet a room in the house, and leave it up to them.

    In this instance, I am regarding the family as the main tenants, and that they would be taking someone in as a lodger.

    In this instance, would the house be classed as an HMO if they were to take in a lodger?

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    As there would then be 2 households, I think it would be classed as an HMO.

    They might be able to take in foreign students on a temporary basis, eg two week periods, as the accomodation would would not be the students main residence.

    An owner-occupier is only allowed 2 lodgers without it being an HMO.
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