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Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (England) | Tenancy Agreements (England)

How should 5 adults living at the property be shown on the AST

31 Oct 2016 | 1 comment

We have a 2 storey 4 bed house that 5 Adults wish to let. I believe that they are a couple (not married) and 3 singles. They are all professional, employed and have lived together for 3 years. I haven’t yet seen the references but they are expected all to be good. I’m worried about whether having 5 adults listed as tenants will mean I need to comply with proposed new HMO legislation but if I don’t name all 5 am I more at risk if one leaves (They say that if one leaves they will not replace them and will split the rent between those that remain). Advice appreciated.

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  1. guildy

    You should name all the adults in this case. Whether or not there is a change in the legislation would be irrelevant because HMO licensing and such is based on occupiers not tenants. Even a baby is classed as an occupier for HMO purposes for example.

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