England Landlord Guidance

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

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Overcrowding & Room Sizes

Licensable HMOs (England) Where an HMO requires a licence, there are minimum room sizes in England from 1 October ...

Lacors Fire Safety Guidance

For shared accommodation or converted blocks of flats, see the useful LACORS guidance on fire safety in let ...

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Blank Fire Risk Assessment Form

The Lacors Fire Safety Guidance provides a suggested fire risk assessment form. This template is based on that form

Questions and Answers (for this topic and country)

Is a couple plus a friend sharing a property an HMO?

I always thought 2 households could occupy one property but reading the latest information, it look as though I could be wrong. It seems that 2 individuals can share a flat but a couple plus 1 ...

HMO – Tenant changing rooms

Can an individual's AST be altered by date and room and countersigned if a tenant changes rooms in an HMO or does a new AST have to be issued which then protects the tenant for a furthert 6 ...

Retrospective planning permission

I bought a place in Portswood, Southampton near the University early February 2012 for my son and his friends before Southampton started licensing HMO's for student properties in Portswood, ...

Escape Window

I've recently purchased a property that was set up as two apartments one on the ground floor and the other on the first floor. I am turning it into a 5 bed/5 ensuite HMO. (more…)

hmo for students

what is the best tenancy agreement to use for individual rooms within a hmo being let to students for a period of 48 weeks (more…)

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