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My wife and I rent a room in a house.It is an HMO house.The
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Hello. I have a house that I had to obtain a licence for a
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Hi, a question about HMOs and sub-letting to lodgers, please.... Would it be possible for the owner of a 3 story house to designate a couple staying there as landlords, who subsequently rent rooms out… read more
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Hi, my enquiry relates to HMO and subletting. I want to rent
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I have just read that the bill to introduce smoke alarm systems
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My daughter at uni has signed a assured shorthold tenancy agreement
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Hello, My friend owns a property which he currently resides
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