Need to bend the rules to rent a flat, I would appreciate a landlords perspective.

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    Originally posted by Tartan View Post
    Hi everyone, I hope you're all well.

    Here's my situation: Myself and 2 friends are looking to rent a flat in Kirkcaldy (a town of 50,000 in Fife) but we've met a huge stumbling block... the requirement of an HMO licence.//

    //We've been friends our whole lives and there's little chance of serious incident.//

    //I would appreciate any opinions/feedback because we're currently stuck between a rock and a hard place.
    Are both your friends really, really ugly? Are you sure you are not attracted to one of them just a little bit? Even if the relationship is purely platonic you could still be classed as a couple. Maybe moving in together as a couple with one of them will help sort out your feelings. Separate rooms of course, with your 3rd friend (the gooseberry) occupying the 3rd bedroom.

    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publicati...07/19734/40901

    What is the definition of an HMO?

    A house is an HMO if it is the only or principal residence of three or more qualifying persons from three or more families.//

    //The definition of "family" is set out in full in paragraph 2(5) of the Order. It includes unmarried and same-sex couples. It does not include cousins.



    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/20...article/2/made

    (5) For purposes of this Order, a person is a member of the same family as another person if–

    (a)those persons are married to each other or live together as a couple; or .

    (b)one of them is the parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the other,
    Last edited by boletus; 08-12-2012, 10:41 AM. Reason: Artful already pointed this out at post #3

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