3 bed property and 2 lodgers | The Tenants' Voice
Cookies must be enabled for this site to function properly

Topics / Lodgers 

start a new discussion

3 bed property and 2 lodgers

0 helpful votes
This is the number of people who have indicated that they have found this discussion useful.
794 views 1 replies latest reply: 06 February 2015

Hi, this is my first post here and hoping to be informed well from it. 

The situation is, I am in an assured tenancy and due to changing circumstances – I cannot afford the rent of the property.

I’ve spoken to my Landlord about the situation and he has allowed me to sublet so long as I don’t break any HMO laws etc etc.

So, is it legal to keep 2 lodgers plus my self in a 3 bed property without making it a HMO? The lease remains on my name and the others wouldn’t be named on it.  

Get up to £120 in discounts !

Save 10% on 25+ services for your home and garden when you book with Fantastic Services !

Book now and use promo code FTTV10* to receive 10% OFF the price of 25+ services for your home and garden !

Get 10% OFF the price of your service with our promocode:

  • 10% OFF End of tenancy cleaning
  • 10% OFF Removals
  • 10% OFF Handyman services
  • 10% OFF Garden Maintenance
  • 10% OFF Carpet cleaning
  • 10% OFF 25+ more services for your home and garden

*Use code: FTTV10 to get 10% OFF all services (Excluding Locksmith Services).

Minimum charges and T&C apply! Can not be combined with other offers and discounts. No expiry date.


Hi Noman

This is an interesting website when it comes to lodgers and what makes an HMO. It looks like the limit is two lodgers and a live in landlord (you would be the landlord to your sub letters but I’m not sure if that would count). Importantly, for a property to be an HMO it needs to be three or more storeys – how high is yours?

If you’re not sure then I’d contact the local authority and run your situation past them – obviously make clear this is only an arrangement being considered, rather than already in place, and maybe avoid giving name and address (although I doubt they would ask for it) just in case.


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 Comments
start a new discussion

Post a reply