A HMO is a property which houses 3 or more people in 2 or more households where facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms are normally shared. It may include bedsits, shared houses and some self contained flats.
All HMOs require a license and are subject to management regulations and inspections under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).
This ensures that the property is managed properly and meets certain safety standards. The licence will be valid for up to five years, and will then have to be renewed.
The following types of accommodation are all likely to be HMOs:
Tenants of HMOs have a responsibility to cooperate with their landlords to ensure that the regulations are complied with. This may mean allowing access to rooms at reasonable times.
Tenants who don’t pay their rent on time, who cause damage to the property or nuisance to other occupants and neighbours will be in breach of their tenancy agreement and could face eviction proceedings.
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