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    Good afternoon

    I wonder if someone would be kind enough to advise on the following two scenarios:

    1. Live in landlord with a number of lodgers in the house wishes to move a new lodger into a vacant room. Does the landlord need the existing lodgers' consent first? If so, does he need to provide a period of notice, and how long? The lodgers all have individual agreements for sole use of their own room and shared use of communal rooms.

    2. Live-away landlord with a number of individual tenants in the house wishes to move a new tenant into a vacant room. Does the landlord need the existing tenants' consent first? If so, does he need to provide a period of notice, and how long? The tenants all have individual agreements for sole use of their own room and shared use of communal rooms.

    Many thanks indeed!

  • #2
    1) No requirement to communicate with lodgers
    2) No requirement to communicate with tenants

    More than 2 lodgers or more than 2 tenants = HMO and must comply with HMO safety regs.

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