It depends on how many households are involved as to whether it's an HMO or not. Are any of the 4 or 5 tenants related to each by blood or as marital/cohabiting partners?
Originally Posted by penfair
Even if it is an HMO, if the accommodation is only over 2 floors it may not need a licence unless your local council applies selective licensing for HMOs of 3 or more people. Ring them and ask.
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