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Hi all, does anyone know of a good site from were to find flats for rent in Glasgow? I've tried http://glasgow.gumtree.com and http://www.lettingweb.com , but most owners are mentioning something called the HMO regulations. From what i can understand, it's some kind of law that prevents more than 2 unrelated people from living together? Anyone have some more info on that please..? T'would be much appreciated :)
 

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Hi all, does anyone know of a good site from were to find flats for rent in Glasgow? I've tried http://glasgow.gumtree.com and http://www.lettingweb.com , but most owners are mentioning something called the HMO regulations. From what i can understand, it's some kind of law that prevents more than 2 unrelated people from living together? Anyone have some more info on that please..? T'would be much appreciated :)
HMO regulations? WTF! Cant see there being much in it or half the rental sector in Glasgow is fucked! Always a fair few lets on www.s1homes.com
 

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Lefty, you are correct. If 3 non related people or more share the same property the landlord is required to have a House of Multiple Occupancy license from the council. The property has to meet certain fire regs, health & safety, min. sq. footage blah blah. Properties available via agencies will have gone through this procedure as they can't be advertised as being suitable for 3 or more unlrelated folk without the license. Landlords letting privately, on the other hand, may well be ignoring it but should be going through the same process as they are legally bound to do so. HMO complicance can be expensive in some cases, depends on the property.
 

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Thanks guys. To what degree do people have to be related though? I'm gona be living with 2 friends of mine who have been going out together for the last 5 years (not married though). Does that count as a relation?

We'll be moving there in mid-September.. hope we won't have any problems cos of this HMO license :eek:hno:
 

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Your friends' relationship wont, I think, count as a 'relation' if you catch my drift, although it might be different if they are sharing the same room. I think I've heard of fabricated relationships amongst flatmates in order to get round the HMO business.

In any case, you'll be fine with the HMO thing unless a neighbour tips-off the relevant authorities. That has happened to friends of mine on a few occasions and they had to move on fairly short-notice.
 
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