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.

    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.

    (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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