What are HMO Properties

The Environmental Health Officers’ professional notes state the following classifications:

Category A: Flatlets & Bedsits – some sharing of facilities (usually a bathroom/WC)
Category B: Shared Houses – all facilities normally shared (usually students)
Category C: Lodgings – meals provided
Category D: Hostels, B&B, Guesthouses – where people live as a main home (not just visiting)
Category E: Residential Homes
Category F: Self-Contained Flats – created by conversion

Exemptions:
Any HMO occupied by persons comprising no more than 2 families
Any HMO occupied by no more than 2 persons in addition to the owner and family members of the owner

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