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    Do I still need HMO license?

    Hi, we've had an HMO license for several years. However, the tenants have all now moved out. A family (parents and 4 children) want to move in but the HMO license conditions stipulate maximum five people, 4 households. The house has four bedrooms and a large lounge plus kitchen-diner. Can I rent to the family on the present HMO license or alternatively can I hand back the license and rent on the basis they are a single household? Or can I not rent on any basis? Thanks in advance for any help.

    #2
    If it's parents and their 4 children, that's one household and it won't be an HMO.
    So the HMO licence and conditions are academic.
    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
      You'll still have the license but you won't need it for a family. I doubt your council will give you a refund. I'd keep it. The family might move out before it runs out and you'll then have the option of running it as a HMO again.

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        #4
        Council Tax considerations?

        With an HMO the LL is liable for the CT.

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          #5
          Originally posted by nukecad View Post
          Council Tax considerations?

          With an HMO the LL is liable for the CT.
          Only if let on a room-only basis

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