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  • HMO & Multi-Lets

    The issue of couples in HMOs



    A common question that crops up on Property Tribes is about letting to a couple in an HMO.

    HMOs tend to be based on single occupancy rooms, but it can be tempting to let a double room to a couple to increase your rental income.  

    I spoke to experienced landlord Kevin Lucyszyn to hear his views on this topic:



    As mentioned in the interview, we are planning "HMO Week 2017" in association with Platinum Property Partners.

    We will be bringing you content on such topics as researching a location for a profitable HMO, compliance considerations, how to prepare an HMO for rental, tenant selection and retention strategies and much more!

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    Vanessa Warwick Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com **5 reasons to get your FREE portfolio review NOW**

    Kevin vocalises my opinion: couples can work on a permanent basis but it does change the dynamic of a house.  My policy over girlfriends/boyfriends is:

    Max 3 sleepovers a week,

    They need to make an effort towards the other tenants and abide by house rules,

    If the tenant gets lucky one night but can't remember his or her name the next day - DO NOT give them a set of keys,

    If the split between couples is nasty then either move out or pretend you've moved, I can't deal with spurned lovers,

    Basically, if you trust the couple, go for it but tell them not to yell at each other in the hallway.

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    Excellent additions, thank you Serena!  Smile

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    Vanessa Warwick Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com **5 reasons to get your FREE portfolio review NOW**

     Interesting to see that some LL seek to charge more for a couple in a HMO room.

    I charge the same amount for the room irrespective of one or two occupiers

    But they have to be on the AST.

    But I suppose if you have 5 single occupied rooms who wish to have partners that puts a lot of pressure on bathroom facilities!

    Could a HMO cope with 10 occupants.

    Not sure whether that would breach HMO licence conditions!


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