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    • fisherja84
    • By fisherja84 8th Aug 18, 12:34 PM
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    3 bed HMO Scotland
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    • 8th Aug 18, 12:34 PM
    3 bed HMO Scotland 8th Aug 18 at 12:34 PM
    was wondering if anyone had any experience of applying for an HMO licence in Scotland.

    I have the following questions:

    Is the HMO licence granted specifically related to the number of rooms; i.e is there a separate 3bed,4bed and 5bed HMO licence or is it a blanket licence that allows you to rent to as many as legally possible.

    How onerous are the regulations or is it a case of basic common sense and safety.

    The reason I ask, I purchased a 3 bed flat in a student town a few years ago. I was originally renting the place to my sister and her 2 kids however she has decided to get married and move in with her fiancee.

    The flat its self is a generous 3-bed sandstone wth a massive living room and an enormous kitchen/living area.
    The flat already meets all the standards as outlined in the HMO rules for the local council, fire/gas/electrical safety etc.

    I can command a much greater return renting each room individually to students and if I was to convert the living room to another bedroom I could get an even greater return whilst each tenant having more than ample living space.

    in order to rent out to 3 individual people, I would need to apply for an HMO licence which as I understand can take 12 months + which, as I understand it correctly I am unable to rent the flat out while the licence is in progress, is this correct?

    Does anyone have any experience of applying for an HMO licence for 3 persons only? I would imagine that the level of work required on the property would be rather small as the house was designed to house 5 people comfortably?
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    • fisherja84
    • By fisherja84 8th Aug 18, 2:50 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:50 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:50 PM
    If you read my post you will see that my questions are specific - Thank you for telling me how to use google, you clearly do not understand the purpose of a forum.
    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 8th Aug 18, 2:56 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:56 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:56 PM
    That's correct you cannot legally let a HMO without a HMO licence.

    There isn't a specific licence for 3, 4, 5 occupants as such but based on the number of rooms and size of rooms available in the property there will be a maximum number of occupants the licence will cover you for.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 8th Aug 18, 7:00 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 7:00 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 7:00 PM
    If you read my post you will see that my questions are specific - Thank you for telling me how to use google, you clearly do not understand the purpose of a forum.
    Originally posted by fisherja84

    I've deleted my post with it's useful information as you obviously know it all anyway.
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