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    So I think I may have found a perfect flat... I just need to find a couple of flatmates. (I have some people in mind).

    But it doesn't have an HMO license. Does this mean, that one person will have the tenancy under their name, and the other two flatmates will have to pay the first one? And if they don't, the first one is responsible for it all?!

    Or can you get a joint tenancy, divided equally between the three?
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    99% sure a flat with 3 people doesn't need an HMO license to have separate tenancy agreements with each person. It is still considered an HMO and the landlord needs to meet certain fire / security regulations (fire alarms, CO alarms, locks on bedroom doors), but I believe a license is only required if other criteria are met, to do with the number of storeys the building has and (IIRC) 5 or more people from 2 or more families (couples count as one family).
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    (Original post by Chrisruptor)
    So I think I may have found a perfect flat... I just need to find a couple of flatmates. (I have some people in mind).

    But it doesn't have an HMO license. Does this mean, that one person will have the tenancy under their name, and the other two flatmates will have to pay the first one? And if they don't, the first one is responsible for it all?!

    Or can you get a joint tenancy, divided equally between the three?
    Assuming the flat is in Scotland (as per your location), then it does need to have an HMO licence to house the three of you. Any landlord who allows that is breaking the law - and if they're willing to break that law what other laws will they be willing to break - gas safety? Illegal eviction?
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    (Original post by Chrisruptor)
    So I think I may have found a perfect flat... I just need to find a couple of flatmates. (I have some people in mind).

    But it doesn't have an HMO license. Does this mean, that one person will have the tenancy under their name, and the other two flatmates will have to pay the first one? And if they don't, the first one is responsible for it all?!

    Or can you get a joint tenancy, divided equally between the three?
    Well, where have you been looking for? I've been searching for flats in Edinburgh fora while now and many of seem to not have a HMO license? Doesn't seem to be a problem
 
 
 
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