View Full Version : Renting to a family that sublets - is this an HMO?

27-03-2007, 02:03 AM
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?

27-03-2007, 12:14 PM
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.